Law nr. 70/2013 was published today in the Portuguese official gazette, which establishes the legal framework of the work compensation fund, the equivalent mechanism and the work compensation guarantee fund.

This law applies only to employment contracts executed after 1 October 2013, in the scope of employment relations governed by the Labour Code and also to temporary employment agencies. Are excluded from the scope of this law employment relations arising from employment contracts of very short duration regulated by Article 142.º of the Labour Code and employment relations with workers performing public functions, including public institutes of special regime.