Spain: new business models comply with current legislation

The fast food delivery companies, with a vertiginous boom in many countries of the world, have had to overcome legal obstacles to its operation, since the new business models that they implement in the different national economies were not foreseen in the current legislation of the same.

The first major setback of these new models, also suffered by similar work models in transport companies such as Uber or Cabify, is the stigmatization by public opinion of the lack of regulation, an issue that was used to propose limitations to its economic exercise.

For this reason, the Spanish Association of the Digital Economy welcomed Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Glovo and Stuart, companies that implement deliveries of food at home in which orders are made online and to third parties that are responsible for prepare the food, facilitating purchases at home in well-known restaurants that, otherwise, would not reach the homes of the clients so easily.

In France there are already new bills that seek to define exactly the legal relationships between the parties. In contrast, in Spain, these joined the State Hospitality Work Agreement, legislation already in force and which places the delivery drivers out of the “legal limbo” in which they usually are, according to the Economist, a Spanish newspaper specializing in economics and business.

With these examples, countries like Chile are adding to the growth of these platforms and citizens are beginning to think about new legislation proposals that guarantee the optimal functioning of the new business models.

For this reason, public policies and new legislation that join the legal system of countries such as Guatemala, taking into account companies of use and digital implementation, are essential for the flourishing of its economy and labor markets, guaranteeing legal security for all involved parties and new ways of doing business in regions with economic potential.