It was published in the Official Gazette the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 45-C/2021, in force since 00h00 of May 1st 2021, declaring the state of calamity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inter alia, we highlight the maintenance of the mandatory telework regime.
The uprising concerns regarding the enforcement and compliance with the health and safety at work rules, namely in farms and temporary or mobile construction sites, where a higher Covid-19 contagious risk and employees mobility exists, lead to the introduction of a daily mandatory record of employees.
The Portuguese Government approved, through Dispatch no. 133/2021-XXII, of 22 April, new deadlines extensions for the fulfillment of several tax obligations, without the application of any penalties.
Law no. 18/2021, of April 8, was published in the official gazette, introducing amendments to the applicable regime in case of Transfer of Undertaking (Protecting of Employment), or parts of undertaking that constitute an economic entity (TUPE).
It has been published in the official gazette the Law no. 16/2021, of 7 April, which introduces amendments to and updates the rules regarding exceptional aid for families outside the periods of school interruption, provided for in Decree-Law no. 8-B/2021, of 22 January and in Decree-Law no. 10-A/2020, of March 13.
The State Budget Law for 2021 created a special regime for payment of debts to Social Security in instalments applicable to debts that are not under an enforcement procedure.
As a result of the improving epidemiological situation in Portugal, and in the implementation of a government strategy for gradually lifting lockdown measures adopted within the scope of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the regime for the general suspension of procedural periods and procedures established previously is now revoked.
As previously announced by the Government and notwithstanding the current "deconfinement" plan being executed, Decree-Law n.º 25-A/2021, March 30th, was published in the Portuguese Official Gazette (Diário da República), under which the exceptional and transitory work reorganization regime, governed by Decree-Law n.º 79-A/2020, October 1st, was extended.
In Spain, Garrigues has received two law firm of the year awards for its copyright advisory services and industrial property agency services, and in Portugal, it won the law firm of the year award in the advisory and contentious category
The Portuguese Government approved a new review to the deferral scheme foreseen for tax compliance obligations by Dispatch no. 90/2021-XXII, 16 March, which makes the tax calendar more flexible concerning the VAT payment due regarding January 2021 by taxpayers subject to the monthly regime, as well as the delivery of IRS or IRC withholding taxes due in February.