A legal act issued last December defines new rules for telework, effective in Portugal from January 1st, 2022. The amendments brought to light a much more detailed regulation for remote working options (teleworking) which includes more options and, to that extent, flexibility, whilst setting, nevertheless, mandatory provisions on certain subject matters. Some of the main […]
Financial incentive measures – non-refundable aids for standard (approximate) amounts between € 1,755 and € 5,265 were approved to stimulate new employment amongst unemployed active people registered at the Portuguese employment and professional training agency (Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional)
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New regulation was published in Portugal in January and will apply as from February the 1st, establishing minimum quotas for disabled workers (disability levels equal or over 60% disability classification) that must be adopted by medium and large-sized enterprises when engaging and organizing their workforce
Understanding the distinction between contractors and employees and the re-characterisation of a contractor into an employee
Recently, several amendments were made to the Portuguese Labor Code and other legal Acts towards strengthening the legislative framework for the prevention of harassment.
New legal provisions have been approved introducing gender quotas pursuant to attaining balanced representation between women and men in the director and supervisory bodies of public sector companies and listed companies.
Extension of scope for the special judicial mechanisms towards recognition of employment (as opposed to formal adoption of other non-employment alternatives) to all forms of undeclared work, including “fake” provision of services, internships and volunteering.
New legal framework for the employment contract of sports practitioners’ and sports practitioners’ training contracts, as well as contracts with sports agents in Portugal.
In order to ensure the correct application of, and to monitor compliance with, the substantive rules on the terms and conditions of employment to be respected with regard to posted workers, undertakings that post workers in the framework of the provision of services are subject to certain administrative requirements and control measures.