Employees in Portugal

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
39 hours
  • Maximum Duration
Maximum duration: 10 hours a day and 48 hours a week.
  • Night Hours
Between 9 pm and 6 am.
Working Rest Day
Paid Annual Vacation
22 working days a year, +3 for regular attendance (no unjustified absences).
Retirement Age
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
Informal Labor Market
Undeclared work is above all made up of only partially declared hours of work or undeclared overtime.
This is especially in Public Buildings and Works, where the control of workmen's wages (particularly foreigners) is inaccurate.

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
365.60 EUR
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings in Portugal was 1,088 EUR in 2007.
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
Under modification.
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
According to collective agreements.
  • Pay For Night Hours
Under modification.
  • Pay For Overtime at Night
Under modification.

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
Health insurance (medical care, maternity, disability, death), retirement pensions, family allowances, unemployment benefit.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 23.75 %
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 11%
Competent Organization
Segurança Social

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