Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Portugal as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Portugal: Hour bank system

Continente supermarket stores in Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra are planning to reintroduce a former “hour bank system” because of recent rises in labour costs …

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Portugal: President will “wait and see” about raising minimum wage

The government declared last year the aim of raising the minimum wage in 2021 to €670 (US$798) a month, and €750 (US$893) by 2023 …

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Portugal: Documents that expired after February 24th will remain valid until October

The validity of all visas, citizen cards, driving licences, criminal records, and other certificates that have expired since 24th February 2020 will be automatically extended until 30th October 2020 …

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Portugal: Government increases minimum wage for 2020

The new minimum gross monthly pay has increased by just under 6% to 635 euros (US$712) …

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Portugal: Changes to the Labour Code

Several recent changes have been introduced into the Labour Code that largely affect fixed-term contracts …

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Portugal: Employment contract for a temporary posting

When a temporary agency worker is posted to a user company it must now, by law, be on the basis of a valid, written temporary employment contract, or an indefinite term employment contract for a temporary posting …

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Portugal: Sanctions for companies making excessive use of fixed-term employment contracts

A new sanction has been introduced through the social security system to penalize employers who use an excessive number of employees on “term contracts” …

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Portugal: Government suspends visas for Iranians, cites security reasons

The government of Portugal has now temporarily suspended the issuance of entry visas for Iranian nationals …

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Portugal: Immigrants receive 6500 euros to return to Portugal

The government has recently introduced a new scheme to encourage former residents who have lived abroad for 3+ years to return back to the country as companies are struggling to find both skilled and unskilled workers …

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Portugal: New pay equity law enters into force

A new Pay Equity Law (60/2018) comes into effect on the 21st of August 2019 …

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Portugal: Youth unemployment in Q1 2019

Over the year to Q1 2019, the unemployment rate for those aged 15-24 who were not in education decreased by 4 …

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Portugal: Most persons at-risk-of-poverty lived in the regions Norte and Centro

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Portugal: Government increases minimum wage

 The minimum wage has now been increased from €580 to €600 (US$680 …

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Portugal: No visas for Britons in any no-deal Brexit

According to the Economy Minister, Pedro Siza Vieira, Britons living in Portugal will keep their residency rights and tourists won’t need a visa after Brexit no matter if the UK leaves with or without a deal …

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Portugal: Law designed to close gender pay gap passed

Employers must take urgent steps to comply with pay equity Law 60/2018 by ensuring that pay determination is highly transparent …

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