Portugal - Amendments to Labour Code - September 30, 2019

On September 4, the Law No. 93/2019 was published, which brings significant changes to employment legislation, namely as regards the probationary employment period, fixed-term employment contracts, temporary employment contracts, the bank of hours scheme, among others. A brief summary of the main changes to the Labour Code: the fixed-term employment contract justified by a new activity of uncertain duration or the commencement of a company or establishment is now restricted to companies with less than 250 employees. The maximum duration of a fixed-term employment contract will be two years. Fixed-term employment contracts may be renewed up to three times but the total duration of renewals may not exceed the initial period of the contract. The uncertain term employment contract may only have a maximum duration of four years

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