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October 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by VdA- Vieira de Almeida.

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Please be aware that a new Presidential Decree has been published on 24th of April (Presidential Decree 79/17 of 24 April) which, among others, introduces the following significant amendments to former Presidential decree 43/17 of 6 March (regulations on the performance of a professional activity by nonresident foreign employees ):


October 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by VdA- Vieira de Almeida.

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Presidential Decree 43/17, of 6 March 2017 (“DP 43/17”) just enacted new regulations on the performance
of a professional activity by non-resident foreign workers, repealing former Decrees 5/95, of 7 April 1995
and 6/01, of 19 January 2001.

Labour & Employment

1 What are the main statutes and regulations relating to employment? The main statutes relating to employment are the Portuguese Employment Code (approved by Law 7/2009 of 12 February 2009) and the Regulation of the Employment Code (Law 35/2004 of 29 July 2004) which is still in force notwithstanding the fact that parts have been revoked with the entry into force of the new Employment Code. Within the Employment Code, the vast majority of the rules are mandatory and, therefore, can only be modified by agreement of the parties and only if such amendment is intended to improve the position or rights of the employees.

Labour and Employee Benefits

Country Q&A Portugal: Employee Share Plan

Is the Prohibition of Reduction of Salaries an absolute truth?

The recent financial and economic crisis has lead companies to economic constraints with severe implications in their economic and financial situation. Said situation leads to the need of adopting measures with the purpose of obtaining a higher economic efficiency by adapting the company to the variation of production or demand of products and by seeking for cost reductions.

“Clean Employees – Portuguese Perspective”

October 2007 - Employment. Legal Developments by Abreu Advogados .

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The hiring of “Clean Employees” has been a difficult issue for employers over the years, given the restrictions and limits imposed by Portuguese labour legislation, within the scope of personality rights versus legal dismissal criteria. (read more)

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