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Hire Workers in Portugal

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in Portugal.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are allowed in limited cases. When permitted, they cannot be renewed more than three times and cannot be longer than two years in total. Probationary periods are permitted in fixed-term contracts, but there are limits in duration based on the length of the fixed-term contract.

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Probationary Periods

The maximum probationary period for most Workers is 90 days. During the probationary period, the contract may be ended without justification or notice.


In Portugal, Workers recognize 13 public holidays. Workers are entitled to a paid day off in recognition of public holidays. Workers that work on a public holiday are entitled to 150% of wages or a compensatory half day of rest, at the discretion of the employer.

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In the first year of employment, vacation is accrued at rate of two days per month up to a maximum of 20 days. Subsequent to that, Workers are entitled to 22 workdays of vacation annually. The first 20 days of vacation time cannot be cashed out, even at a Worker’s request. Except under certain circumstances, all accrued vacation expires as of January 1 of the subsequent year.

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Sick Leave

Eligible Workers are entitled to up to 1,095 days of sick leave, payable by the government (either directly or via the employer) at 55% to 75% of ordinary wages.

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Overtime is compensable at various premium rates depending on when it occurs. Overtime is capped at various limits depending upon the size of the employer.

Mandatory Bonuses

Statutory Maternity/Paternity pay, Temporary Sickness/Incapacity, Long Term Sickness/Disability Benefit, Unemployment benefit, pension benefit

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization

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