Factsheet for case PT-2020-11/320 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 14 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Change of work arrangements (working time, rota schemes)
|Author||Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS) and Eurofound|
|Case created||06 April 2020 (updated 31 May 2021)|
The Decree Law No. 10-A/2020 of 13 March, setting the first exceptional and temporary measures concerning COVID-19 pandemic, established in article 6, paragraph 1, an exceptional regime suspending overtime limits - defined by paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 120 of the General Law of Labor in Public Functions (approved in annex to Law No. 35/2014), in its current wording, as well as the limits provided for in the paragraphs 1 to 3 of article 228 of Labour Code (Law no. 7/2009), in its current wording.
This measure applies to all bodies, agencies and other entities of Ministry of Health, of security services, of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority, of the Hospital of Armed Forces (HFAR), of the Military Chemical and Pharmaceutical Laboratory (LMPQF), of the Institute of Social Action of the Armed Forces, I. P. (IASFA, I. P.), of the Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP) and the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, I. P.(INMLCF, I. P.).
Not evaluated yet
Other groups of workers
Workers in essential services
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Local / regional government
Public support service providers
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Employer and trade union confederations were informed at the tripartite Standing Committee for Social Concertation.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|O - Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security||O84 Public administration and defence; compulsory social security|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Exceptional regime suspending overtime limits , case PT-2020-11/320 (measures in Portugal), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.