Portugal | Labor Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2022

Legal update regarding the 2nd quarter of 2022
Portugal | Labor Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2022
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August 4, 2022

The next few months promise to be interesting, as Parliament signaled the general start by approving Bills 15/XV/1 and 175/XV/1. These bills aim to amend the labor legislation in the context of the dignified work agenda and the regime on absences due to gestational bereavement, respectively.

In the same July 8 session, several other bills introduced by the political parties Bloco de Esquerda and Livre were referred to the Employment, Social Security and Inclusion Committee.

Final approval and subsequent entry into force of these amendments – at least the amendments in Bill 15/XV are likely to be successful, with more or less a few tweaks here and there – will have a significant impact on several aspects of individual and collective employment relationships which we will discuss in the next Newsletter.

As regards the court decisions cited in this Newsletter, we would like to draw your attention in particular to two rulings that discuss the classification of certain situations with employees as occupational accidents that show the breadth of what falls within that definition.

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August 4, 2022