Working time

Standard working time, night work, overtime, rest periods, young workers.

Portugal :: Young workers

Young persons who are aged 16 years or older and have completed compulsory education may be employed, although they may not work for more than 8 hours daily and 40 hours weekly …

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Portugal :: Standard working hours

The Labour Code establishes a normal maximum working week of 40 hours and 8 hours per day …

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Portugal :: Rest periods

All employees are entitled to a rest break in every five hours of consecutive work …

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Portugal :: Overtime

Overtime is any work performed outside of working hours and must only be required when the company is facing a transitory increase in work or where a force majeure is invoked …

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Portugal :: Night work

Night work is subject to a minimum duration of seven hours and a maximum duration of 11 hours in any 24-hour period, it may occur any time between 10pm and 7am provided that it covers the period between midnight and 4 am …

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Portugal :: Flexible working

Workers with children under the age of 12 — or with disabled or chronically ill children of any age — have the right to work part-time or on a flexible basis without suffering any detriment to their career progression …

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