It was published in the Official Gazette the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no 74-A/2021, June 7th, 2021, which, declared the state of calamity in mainland Portugal until 23:59 hours of June 27th, 2021 and stated the applicable rules.
The Portuguese Labor Code reform of 2019 established a trial period of 180 days for open-ended employment contracts with employees seeking their first job and for long-term unemployed persons.
It was published in the Official Gazette the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no 70-B/2021, 4th July, which, among other measures, establishes new rules for teleworking regime, applicable from 14th July, 2021.
Following the V Social Dialogue Agreement reached between the Government, the labor union organizations UGT and CC.OO. and the employers’ associations CEOE and CEPYME, Royal Decree-law 11/2021, of May 27, on urgent measures for the defense of employment, economic reactivation and the protection of self-employed workers, has been published today, May 28.
The exceptional compensation measure is applicable, throughout Continental Portugal, to all employers, regardless of their legal form (as well as individuals with one or more employees), corresponding to a one-off cash subsidy paid by IAPMEI - Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação, I. P. (IAPMEI, I. P.), or by the Instituto do Turismo de Portugal, I. P. (Turismo de Portugal, I. P.).
Non-compliance with collective dismissal procedures can be sanctioned in various ways, but, in most cases, the execution of a judgment of nullity of a collective dismissal could not be carried out without violating the freedom of enterprise.