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Portugal implements EU directive for temporary posted worker assignments

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Portugal announced on that it would be implementing the 2014 EU directive on the enforcement of rules for posted workers, with new requirements set for any companies sending workers into Portugal for temporary posted work assignments. Law no. 29/2017 regarding posted workers was approved by the Portuguese government on the 30 May 2017.

Effective as of 31 May 2017, the Authority for Labor Conditions (ACT) must receive notification from employers prior to the beginning of an assignment in Portugal for all posted workers.

Required Documents

Over the duration of the assignment and for a period of not less than one year after the termination of said assignment, the company must be able to provide copies of the following documents for inspection:

  1. Employment contract
  2. Payslips and/or proof of payments made
  3. Timesheets

Documents that were not originally in Portuguese must have a certified translation. A liaison must be appointed between the company and the ACT to send and receive information and documentation as required.



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