Resourcing

Recruitment, training, employment contracts, post-termination non-compete clauses, varying a contract of employment.

Portugal :: Training

The right to employer-funded training is subject to Law 105 of 2009 …

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Portugal :: Temporary and fixed-term contracts

In Portugal, the following types of temporary employment contracts may be entered into, subject to certain conditions being satisfied: Fixed-term employment contracts; Uncertain-term employment contract; Intermittent employment contracts; Internships …

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Portugal :: Temporary agency workers

Temporary work agencies may be used for a number of specified purposes such as short-term projects, company restructuring and variations in production …

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Portugal :: Statement of employment particulars

Within sixty days of the commencement of an employment relationship (and in any case before the date when an employee embarks on an international visit or assignment), all employees must be provided with a written statement detailing: The identity of the parties involved in the relationship; The place of work and the company head office address; The job title and the principal duties to be performed; The date when the contract was concluded and employment began; The duration of the contract (and any trial period); The holiday entitlement and calculation method; Due notice on termination; The agreed salary, components and payment period; Working hours and information about any applicable collective agreements; Any other relevant terms and conditions …

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Portugal :: Changes in job status and duties

Temporary changes in an employee’s agreed duties or work location may be required by an employer for periods up to six months’ duration, as long as it does not involve any ‘serious disadvantage to the worker’ …

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Portugal :: Recruitment

When hiring staff, it is normal to request a copy of a former employer’s work certificate (certificado de trabalho) …

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Portugal :: Posted workers

For comprehensive guidance about the latest EEA/Swiss jobs posting rules see our Guidance Note …

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Portugal :: Part-time contracts

Part-time work is defined as any contract involving a commitment of no more than 75% of full-time hours …

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Portugal :: Home workers

Employees with children under the age of three years have the right to work from home if such an arrangement is compatible with the employee’s job role and if the employer has no good reason to oppose such a request from the employee …

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Portugal :: Employment contracts

No special formalities generally exist for establishing indefinite term contracts with non-managerial employees …

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Portugal :: Criminal records

Employees are not obliged to inform a prospective employer about past criminal charges or convictions …

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