Information session on the main changes to labour legislation

Information session on the main changes to labour legislation

“Looking at employment contracts and service contracts” was the advice given by Alexandra Almeida Mota at the information session “Decent Work Agenda: Main changes to labour legislation”, organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal in collaboration with BAS. This session had an informative character, but also enlightening and of exchange of experiences.

Last June the Government approved a set of legislative measures, aimed at promoting decent work and fulfilling objectives considered a priority in the labour market: promoting employment, fighting precariousness and encouraging collective bargaining. The draft law sent to the AR brings some novelties, particularly with regard to employment contracts, internships and service provision.

The last few years have been marked in the labour field by a series of challenges faced by companies and workers, which led positively to the introduction of new models of work organisation, but which also demonstrated the fragilities of our labour market.

The recovery of companies, growing inflation, the impact of the war in Ukraine on the economy, the promotion and sustainability of employment, the increasing acceleration of digitalisation, relocation, as well as the use of artificial intelligence systems in the workplace are some of the new challenges that companies are facing.

These new challenges are inseparable from the creation of a more sustainable, equitable and decent work model.

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