Yolanda Daz, the second vice president of the government and labor minister, has confirmed that Glovo has been fined 78.9 million euros for failing to comply with the Rider Law. It is more than 15% of your revenue. According to Cadena SER, the minister has assured that in addition, 10,600 of its employees have been certified.
Glovo has been ordered to pay a 39 million fine for using its workers as false self-employed in Barcelona, and has asked for 24 million unpaid social security contributions. He has also imposed a fine of 10.7 million euros, as well as another 5 million euros for contribution fees that he has not paid. And, although it is a practically symbolic amount compared to the others, a 2,500 euro fine for obstructing justice.
Glovo has harmed the workers' rights, and this is something that appears to be quite serious, given that businesses must follow the law. "This company will be exposed, as it has already done with the inspection," according to the Minister.
Glovo refused to hire 8,281 workers in Barcelona and 2,283 in Valencia, and they were not assigned a salary and payroll by the Labor Inspection. The Rider Law, which came into force in August 2021, requires digital home delivery platforms to hire their delivery men as employees.
This is due to the fact that the law permits employees to work for providers of delivery services, for which they earn compensation, through companies that operate on a digital platform, in keeping with a Supreme Court decision that in September 2020 mandated that these delivery employees be employed by others.
Currently, it is preparing to face more inspections and cases throughout Spain. It has no less than 172 court casespending. Besides that, it has received 54 labor inspection records and has already conducted 28 inspections.