Labor and Employment Law

Now the labor reform is fully operative, its effects on employment and on employment contracts are starting to be delineated quite clearly. Looking beyond the objectives announced by the lawmakers and the aims sought by proponents of the change to the legislation, the behavior of the labor market allows us to identify the trends that will predictably take shape while the legal framework introduced by Royal Decree-Law 32/2021 is in effect.
Law no.  18/2022, of August 25 was published in the Official Gazette, introducing changes to the legal framework of entry, stay, departure and removal of foreigners from national territory and introducing the necessary conditions for the implementation of the Mobility Agreement between the Member States of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community.
Published in the official gazette Rule no. 205/2022, of 11 August, clarifying the terms and conditions applicable to employers that dropped out of the “Extraordinary Incentive for Business Regularization” (introduced by Decree-law no. 27-B/2020, of 19 June and regulated by Rule no. 170-A/2020, of 13 July), regarding the 50% exemption of Social Security charges for the employer.
The new royal decree-law amends the contribution system under the Special Social Security Regime for Self-Employed Workers or Independent Contractors which will be based on the self-employed individual’s annual income instead of the simple election of contribution bases.