Law no. 7/2022, published on January 10, aims to prohibit geo-blocking and unjustified discrimination, as well as other forms of discrimination in online sales based, directly or indirectly, on the place of residence or establishment of the consumer, applying to all traders who make goods or services available in the Portuguese territory.
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.
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.
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.
Portuguese Decree-Law no. 109-G/2021 published on last December 10, proceeds with the partial transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/2161 into the Portuguese legal order and amends several consumer protection rules contained in different diplomas.
The withholding tax rates applicable to employment income (category A) and pensions (category H), obtained by the resident taxpayers of the Autonomous Region of Azores, during 2022, were approved by Order no. 12408-A/2021, of Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs.
Ministerial Order no. 310/2020, of 20 December, was officially published, which sets in EUR 512,00 the average value of construction per square meter, for the purposes of article 39 of the Municipal Property Tax Code, to enter into force in 2022.
The value of the social support index (IAS) was updated by Ministerial Order no. 294/2021, of 13 December. Accordingly, the value of the IAS for 2022 will be EUR 443.20.
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.