Portugal has implemented the 2014 EU Directive on the posting of workers.

Notification requirements 

EU based employers who assign workers to work in Portugal must notify assignments to the Authority for Labour Conditions.  Employers must complete the notification at least 48 hours prior to the employees' start date. 

Employers must submit the following information via email:

  • Service provider’s identity; 
  • The posted worker’s identity and number;
  • Identity of the liaison in Portugal who can be contacted in the event that further details are required regarding the assignment ;
  • Estimated start/end date and duration of assignment; 
  • Address of the work location; and
  • Details justifying the posting 

New document retention requirements

The sending company and the host company are now required to keep hard and soft copies of the following documents for the entire duration of the workers’ posting:

  • Employment contract;
  • Proof of payment (e.g. payslips); and
  • Evidence of working hours  

The above documents must be in Portuguese or must be accompanied with a certified translation. 

 Designated representative 

A designated representative must be available to act as a point of liaison with the Authority for Labour Conditions in Portugal.