The European Directives 97/71 and 2014/67 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 was transposed in Portugal by Law n. 29/2017 of 30 May 2017, which entered into force on 31/05/2017.

In order to be compliant with Portuguese Regulations on posted workers, the foreign employer shall fulfill the following requirements prior/during/after the posting:

1.Notification of the posting of a worker to Portugal

The employer is obliged to report the posting to ACT (Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho) through the notification of posting.

Such notification of posting must be sent by email, using a specific form.

2.Appointment of a Representative in Portugal

In accordance with Article 9 of the Law n. 29/2017, the employer is required to appoint a liaison person with ACT and, if applicable, to liaise with the social partners.

3.Obligation to keep available information on workers posted to Portugal

During the entire period of posting, the employer must have available for immediate use (in hard copies or electronic form) a vast array of documents in Portuguese and accompanied by certified translations, aimed at certifying the genuinity of the posting.

4.Minimum wage/working conditions in Portugal

Foreign employer’s posting workers to Portugal shall comply with minimum wage/working contions laid down by Portuguese National Law.


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