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  • Portugal: Work accident pensions increase by 6% for 2024

    The value of pensions for accidents at work is updated annually, in line with the evolution of Portuguese GDP and the CPI in Portugal.
  • Portugal: Indexing reference for social aid updated to 509,26 euro in 2024

    This index is the reference for several social security aids.
  • Portugal: Retirement age increases to 66 years and 7 months in 2025

    Considering the increase of life expectancy recorded in 2022 and 2023, the standard age to access retirement pension in the Portuguese general social security system in 2025 will increase to 66 years and 7 months.
  • Whistleblowing channels at companies in Spain: the key aspects of the new law protecting whistleblowers from all angles

    The law protecting whistleblowers in Spain requires companies with 50 or more workers to have an internal whistleblowing system in place and sets out fines of up to €1,000,000. 
  • Portugal: Amendments to the Sustainable Employment Commitment measure

    Ordinance no. 109/2023, of April 19 was published in the Official Gazette, introducing amendments to the Sustainable Employment Commitment measure (“Compromisso Emprego Sustentável”).
  • Portugal: Meal allowance amount increases to € 6.00

    Ordinance no.107-A/2023, of April 18th was published in the Official Gazette (Diário da República), increasing, from € 5.20 to € 6.00, the meal allowance amount for civil servants.
  • The European Parliament approves the proposal for a directive on the pay gap

    The European Parliament approves the proposal for a directive to strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay between men and women with the aim to close the pay gap.
  • Decent Work Agenda in Portugal: Main changes to labor legislation come into force on May 1, 2023

    Law no. 13/2023 of 3 April has been published in the Official Gazette, introducing amendments to the Labor Code, Law no. 105/2009 of 14 September (Labor Code Regulation), Decree-Law no. 66/2011 of 1 June and the Social Security Contributions Code.
  • Four-day workweek: a myth or reality?

    Recently we have been seeing more and more countries launch initiatives to test the possibility of implementing a four-day week. We will take a look at Spain and Portugal and other projects underway in Europe on our Labor and Employment Law Blog.
  • Spain: Partial modification of social security contributions order for 2023

    The new order updates the lower limit for the social security contribution base in each regime in relation to the minimum wage approved for 2023.