Labor and Employment Law
The recent reform introduced in Organic Law 14/2022 of December 22, 2022 could create legal uncertainty and displays technical defects in definition of infringing conduct.
The law introduces the requirements and conditions on reductions in social security contributions and incentives for hiring, among other issues.
The provisions governing the management of medical reports for sick leave are adapted to the recent changes introduced in temporary incapacity processes and incorporate the new sick leave report models.
Royal Decree 1060/2022 introduces changes to the management and monitoring system for sick leave processes. Among them, it states that medicals’ reports on employees will now be sent directly to employers by the authorities remotely.
The deadline for submitting applications to the Compromisso Emprego Sustentável measure was extended up until March 31, 2023.
The legislation introduces measures such as the extraordinary increase in retirement and incapacity pensions, the extension of the regulation of partial retirement with the simultaneous conclusion of a hand-over contract in effect prior to the entry into force of Law 27/2011, of August 1, 2011, or the extension of the validity of the National Minimum Wage for 2022, among other issues.
The Budget Law contains several labor and employment provisions, including the contribution bases and rates for 2023, the average revaluation of pensions, the legal rate of interest for money and the public multi-purpose income indicator (IPREM) for 2023, among other elements.
The law defines international remote working for carrying out professional or labor activities and the relevant visa requirements and residency authorizations.