Labor and Employment Law
It was published in the Official Gazette Ordinance no. 7/2022, of January 4, accommodating in a single instrument the rules on how employers should disclose the working schedule and record the respective working times.
The Budget Law contains a number of labor and employment provisions, including the contribution bases and rates for 2022, changes to the cap on pension plan contributions, to the legal rate of interest for money and to the public multi-purpose income indicator (IPREM) for 2022, among other elements.
It was published in the Official Gazette the Law no. 1/2022, January 3, increasing the number of days an employee may be absent from work due to the passing of a family member and enabling employees to receive psychological support.
The measures cover key elements such as pension revaluation, early retirement, promotion of active ageing, widow’s pension benefit, mandatory retirement and a 0.6% increase in contributions to preserve the balance among generations.
Following the announcement of the labor reform agreement, the BOE published the text that, among other things, modifies the type of contracts, establishes new flexibility mechanisms and reintroduces the ultra-activity of collective bargaining agreements.
Decree-Law no. 119/2021, was published in Official Gazette, increasing the minimum amount of unemployment subsidy (employees) and establishing the enhancement of this subsidy, as well as of the subsidy for termination of activity (economically dependent self-employed workers) and of the subsidy for termination of professional activity (Members of the Board, directors and self-employed workers with a corporate activity) to beneficiaries in a situation of special necessity.
Decree-Law no. 119-B/2021, of December 23 was published in the Official Gazette, extending the granting period of the exceptional aid for family due to the suspension of in-person curricular and non-curricular activities to the period between 27 and 31 December 2021.
Confirmation of agreement between main industrial relations actors for what has been called a "major structural reform of the labor market".
Ordinance no. 307/2021, of December 17th, was published in Official Gazette, decreasing the standard age to access retirement pension in the Portuguese general social security system to 66 years and 4 months in 2023.
It was published in Official Gazette the Council of Ministers’ Resolution no. 157/2021, which sets forth the state of calamity throughout mainland Portugal until 11:59 p.m. of March 20th,2022 and reinstates a regime of adaptation of the working conditions, as well as the Decree-Law no. 104/2021, which brings back the exceptional aid for families due to the suspension of in-person curricular and non-curricular activities.