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Portugal

Last updated on 4/22/2019
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Minimum gross wage

Applicable
600 EUR

Salary per category

Unskilled

600 EUR per month

Skilled

656 EUR per month

Specialist

683 EUR per month

Foreman

719 EUR per month

Daily

8 hours per day

Weekly

40 hours per week

Overtime

2 hours per day
200 hours per year

Breaks

1 to 2 hours per day
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A worker cannot work for more than 5 consecutive hours.

Within Portugal

Travel allowance

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The terms and conditions shall be agreed upon with the employer. Allocations can be paid through subsistence allowances.

Meal allowance

5.7 EUR per day

Accommodation allowance

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The terms and conditions shall be agreed upon with the employer. Allocations can be paid through subsistence allowances.

Subsistence/daily allowance

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The terms and conditions shall be agreed upon with the employer. Allocations can be paid through subsistence allowances.

Overtime

50 % of salary per hour for the first hour
75 % of salary per hour for the following hours (or fractions)

Night work

Allowed
From 10:00 pm to 7:00 am
30 % of salary per hour

Working on Saturdays

Allowed
100 % of salary per hour

Working on Sundays

Allowed
100 % of salary per hour

Working on public holidays

Allowed
100 % of salary per hour

Annual holidays allowance

Applicable
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Same remuneration as if a worker would be working during the holiday period.

13th month

Applicable
1 month of gross salary
Paid on start of holiday
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The allowance is paid before a period of minimum 15 consecutive days of holiday. In case of shorter holidays, only part of the allowance is paid proportionally, unless differently agreed in writing.

14th month

Applicable
1 month of gross salary
Paid on december
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Proportional to the period worked during the year.

Number of holidays

22 days
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Up to 25 days according to the registered presence.

Public holidays

13 days + 1 bridge day
1st January
Holy Friday
Easter Sunday
25 April
1st May
Corpus domini
10 June
15 August
5 October
1 November
1 December
8 December
25th December
24th December is considered a bridge day and it is a paid holiday

Social security contributions

11 % of gross salary

Sickness/illness

From 1 to 30 days 55 % of gross salary
From 31 to 90 days 60 % of gross salary
From 91 to 365 days 70 % of gross salary
Over 365 days 75 % of gross salary
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When the sickness allowance is 55% or 60%, an additional 5% is allocated if:
- the remuneration is equal to or below 500 euros
- if there are more than 3 children in the family up to 16 years old or up to 24 years old if receiving a family allowance
- if there is a disabled child in the family receiving an allowance.

Work injuries/accidents

Complete temporary inability to work first 12 months 70 % of gross salary
Complete temporary inability to work after 12 months 75 % of gross salary
Partial temporary inability to work 70 % of gross salary
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A serious or fatal accident must be communicated by the employer within 24 hours to the labour inspectorate (ACT: Autoridade para as condições do trabalho)

In construction, if the employer does not comply, the responsibility lies with the subcontractor within 24 hours and after that with the main contractor.

Info Contacts

Federação Portuguesa dos Sindicatos da Construção, Cerâmica e Vidro – FEVICCOM

Rua Cidade de Liverpool, nº16, Piso 1, 1170-097 Lisboa
T. +351 218 818 585
You can contact us in the following languages
Portuguese, English, French