Updated Version: BAS Simplified Lay Off Guide

Decree-Law no. 10-G/2020, of March 26, established an exceptional and temporary regime for the reduction of normal working hours and the suspension of employment contracts (simplified Lay Off) in order to support companies in a business crisis situation, namely extraordinary financial support for the payment of compensation and the waiving of social security contributions.

This guide developed by BAS Labour Law team, which will be updated whenever there are new aspects to consider, aims to explain the conditions for its application, the procedures and the effects of this exceptional and temporary regime to mitigate the effects of the business crisis resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, namely with regard to employment.

BAS Simplified Lay Off Guide Apr-16-2020

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