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8. Non-employment relationships

8.1 Economically dependent self-employed workers

Although this is not strictly an employment matter, brief reference should be made to Law 20/2007, of July 11, 2007, on the Self-Employed Workers’ Statute, which regulates the concept of economically dependent self-employed workers.

This concept defines independent professionals (self-employed workers) who pursue an economic or professional activity for profit, habitually, personally, directly and predominantly for one individual or legal entity, known as the client, on which they depend economically because they receive from that client at least 75% of their income from work performed and from economic or professional activities. Certain requirements must be met simultaneously by self-employed workers if they are to be treated as economically dependent self-employed workers.

The above law establishes specific regulations on the terms on which self-employed workers provide services to their clients.