Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa) is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.
10,276,617 (est. 2018)
$$$ (56 of 139 nations)
2.145% (2018 est.)
Portugal is increasingly becoming a hotspot for tech talent in Europe. The country boasts a growing community of skilled software developers, engineers, and IT professionals. Portuguese universities provide a strong foundation in technology and engineering, while a relatively low cost of living and a vibrant lifestyle make it an appealing destination for tech companies and startups. Lisbon and Porto, in particular, are emerging as thriving tech hubs, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Portuguese tech talent is recognized for its adaptability and multicultural perspective, contributing to Portugal's rising presence in the global tech industry.
Looking to employ workers in Portugal? Companies hiring in Portugal must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.
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Portuguese labour law is not contained under a single law. The main sources are the Portuguese Constitution which sets forth fundamental rights and principles regarding both employees and employers, European legislation, the Portuguese Employment Code and the Regulation of the Employment Code. Furthermore, collective bargaining agreements as well as individual agreements also play a role.
Portugal, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time workers differently and there are risks associated with misclassification.
Below are national public holidays applicable for all regions in this country
Outstaffer supports our clients by offering competitive benefits packages that will help you attract and retain the best talent across the globe! Our benefits specialists have done the research on norms and requirements in each local market and have crafted packages that will allow your employees to thrive, no matter what country they live in.
Our benefits packages in Portugal are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:
Termination of the employment relationship can happen in the following ways: