Decree-Law No. 144/2014. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 188, Series I  of 2014-09-30

Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security

Publication of Decree-Law No. 144/2014, of 30 September, updating the amount of the  minimum guaranteed monthly remuneration to € 505.00.

The update aforementioned will only be in force during the period between 1 October  2014 and 31 December 2015.

However, the amount of the minimum guaranteed monthly remuneration is different in  the territories of the Autonomous Regions of Madeira and Azores.

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Please note that such update will have significant repercussions on employment, in  particular in terms of the limit of the compensation due for dismissal for objective  reasons.

Decree-Law No. 154/2014. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 202, Series I  of 2014-10-20

Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security

Reducing by 0.75 % the contribution rate for Social Security paid by employers regarding  the remuneration due from November 2014 to January 2016 (including the amounts due  under vacation and Christmas allowances).

This measure applies to employers governed by private law, as contributors of the  dependent employees’ Social Security regime.

The assignment of this reduction is subject to the following cumulative conditions:

  • Existence of an employment relation between the parties, without interruption, since at least May 2014;
  • The employee has received, in at least one of the months between January and  August 2014, a remuneration equal to the amount of the minimum guaranteed  monthly remuneration;
  • Fulfilment of the employer’s contribution obligations towards the Social Security.

Such reduction is granted ex officio by the Social Security’s services, when the conditions  referred to above are met, after the submission, by the employer, of the autonomous  income statements of the employees covered by this reduction. In the case of part-time  employment contracts, the reduction of the contribution rate is conditional upon the  submission of an application.

The right to the reduction of the contribution rate ceases in either one of the two  following situations:

  • Termination of the employment contract;
  • The contribution obligations of the employer are no longer fulfilled.

This support measure may be cumulated with other supports to employment applicable  to the same job.