Many Portuguese companies have been faced with incredible financial difficulties in recent years and have been cutting back staffing levels.
The Portuguese government has recently revised the programmes aimed at supporting traineeship initiatives and fostering the hiring of unemployed people.
A new legal framework applicable to employees’ selection criteria with regard to individual redundancy and maladjustment procedures came into force on 1 June, 2014. Law no. 27/2014 is a consequence of the Constitutional Court’s Ruling no. 602/2013 which
A flat rate for business fees relating to indefinite contracts has been established by Royal Legislative Decree 3/2014 of February 28, which aims to promote employment and indefinite hiring. The decree was published in the Official State
The labour market reform of February 2012 – in the context of an enormous unemployment rate of more than 25 percent – was a necessary attempt to modernize the Spanish labour market’s structure, both from the individual and
At the end of 2013, the Spanish Government passed the Royal Decree-Law 16/2013, December 20th, on measures to favour the stable employment and improve the employability of employees. This is yet another amendment to the Labour and
The number of unemployed in Portugal recently fell for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest figures published by Eurostat, with the unemployment rate standing at 16.5 percent of the labour force in July 2013.
Last year, Portugal wanted to increase the flexibility of its employment regulations and by doing so would correspondingly increase its competitiveness. A year later some labour law reforms have been approved, mainly related to the
In 2012, the Spanish Labour Law Reform modified both methods of redundancy and internal flexibility. However, companies in crisis are not always aware of the most adequate measures available to help them surpass their current difficulties.
Prior to the recent Labour Law reform, all documents and procedural formalities in a mass dismissal were only of relative importance, as the objective of a staff reduction was to reach an agreement with the