On September 4th, Law No. 93/2019 was published, which amended the Labor Code, introducing substantial changes in the regime of fixed-term and temporary work contracts, among others. These changes took effect on October 1, 2019, without prejudice to some specificities provided for in the law regarding their application in time.

 

- DURATION OF THE RIGHT TERM CONTRACT MAY NOT BE MORE THAN 2 YEARS;

- The fixed-term contract may be renewed up to 3 times, but the total duration of the renewals may not exceed the initial period of the contract;

- Enterprises wishing to enter into fixed-term employment contracts based on the launch of a new activity at the commencement of business or establishment owned by the company must have LESS THAN 250 WORKERS and such contracts may NOT EXCEED THE TWO NEXT YEARS At the beginning of its justification;

- The possibility of concluding fixed-term employment contracts for hiring first-time workers is eliminated;

- The right-term contracting of unemployed workers becomes admissible only in cases of long-term unemployment;

- Such amendments DO NOT APPLY TO TERM CONTRACTS CONCLUDED BEFORE THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF LAW NO 93/2019 WITH REGARD TO THEIR ADMISSIBILITY, RENEWAL AND DURATION;

- A limitation is introduced to the number of renewals of the right term temporary employment contracts, which may only be renewed up to six times. YOUR ABSENCE IS IMPOSED BY THE EMPLOYER;

- EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED AND Eighty DAYS IS EXTENDED TO WORKERS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR FIRST EMPLOYMENT (PEOPLE UNDER 31 YEARS WHO HAVE NEVER HAVE A LAST TERM JOB) AND EMPLOYEES LONG TERM 12 months or more);

- In addition, THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD MAY BE REDUCED OR EXCLUDED IN CASES OF PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING CARRIED OUT BY THE SAME EMPLOYER;

- The NUMBER OF HOURS OF CONTINUOUS TRAINING to which each worker is entitled each year goes to a MINIMUM OF 40 HOURS in the case of permanent workers or, if the permanent worker is employed for a period of three months or more, for a MINIMUM NUMBER OF HOURS PROPORTIONAL TO THE DURATION OF THE CONTRACT IN THAT YEAR, calculation based on 40 hours;

- THE INDIVIDUAL HOUR BANK IS DELETED AND THE GROUP HOUR BANK CAN BE APPLIED TO WORKERS OF A TEAM, SECTION OR ECONOMIC UNIT, IF APPROVED REFERRED TO BY AT LEAST 65% OF WORKERS;

- An ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION BY EXCESSIVE ROTATIVITY, created by the employer, of progressive application based on the difference between the annual weight of fixed-term hiring and the sector average, up to a maximum of 2% of the total value of the relative base remuneration is created. to forward contracts.