Spanish Official State Gazette published Law 2/2023 on 20 February 2023 (Ley Reguladora de la Protección de las Personas que Informen sobre Infracciones Normativas y de Lucha contra la Corrupción), which transposes the EU Whistleblower Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of European Union law) into Spanish law (Ley Reguladora de la Protección de las Personas que Informen Sobre Infracciones Normativas y de Lucha Contra la Corrupción) ("Law"). The full text of the Law is available here.
The main compliance obligations imposed by the Law on entities with more than 50 employees are the following:
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