I'm a US citizen. I want to spend about 6 weeks vacation visiting my friends in France, Spain and Italy. However, with taking this much consecutive time off from work my employer would require me to do daily check-ins (email and Skype).
It's also very likely I would have to spend up to 20 hours per week fixing untoward problems. This would require me logging into my company laptop to write and submit code. Any hours that I spend doing company work I would be paid as a normal employee (vs. PTO for the rest of the vacation).
Is this legal as a tourist?
EDIT: I emailed the Spain consulate and received this replay: As a US citizen you can travel to Spain for up to 90 days without needing a Visa. You could also work for your US employer while visiting Spain.