Hire employees in

Portugal

. Hassle-free.

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Portugal

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in

Portugal


without setting up an entity

Usually, to hire in

Portugal

, your business needs to set up an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary and an account with a local bank. This, plus navigating regional payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Portugal

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to penalties. Deel lets you can hire employees in

Portugal

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

We partner with local lawyers to ensure you’re compliant

With labor law experts in 150 countries, you can pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

Give your team a great local experience

Deel allows you to legally hire and provide benefits for employees in

Portugal

within minutes.
All in one manageable online dashboard.

Social Security
Worker Compensation Insurance
Salary Guarantee Fund

Quick Overview

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Capital: Lisbon

Official language: Portuguese

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Portugal, employees are entitled to 22 days of paid holiday a year.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Freedom Day Portugal
  • Labour Day
  • Corpus Christi
  • Portugal Day
  • Assumption Day
  • Republic Day Portugal
  • All Saints day
  • Independence Day Portugal
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges from 14.5% to 48%

Employer Tax

23.75% of employee salary

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

All documents must be presented to the local authorities either in Portuguese or with a certified translation.

Probation Period

Probation periods are determined by the type of contract the worker is engaged under and seniority.

  • Fixed-term contracts that last under 6 months can include a probationary period of 15 days increasing to 30 days for longer engagements.
  • Indefinite contracts can include a probationary period of 90 days for most employees increasing up to 240 days for senior management.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The Minimum Wage is EUR 740.83 per month.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Maximum working time is generally 40 hours per week and 8 hours a day. Hours above the maximum hours per day are treated as overtime and need to be remunerated with an overtime supplement.

Bonus and Expense Payments

There are 2 bonuses that must be paid in Portugal, 13th & 14th salary are subjected to income tax and social security withholdings.

Parental Leave

  • Maternity Leave: employees receive 30 days before birth and 6 weeks afterwards. The pay during this time is calculated and paid by the social system
  • Paternity Leave: employees can take 10 days’ paternity leave within 30 days following the birth. 5 days of this must be taken consecutively immediately after the birth of the child.

Termination requirements for employees in

Portugal

Portugal does not allow at-will termination of employment for employers. Contracts can be terminated by any party with or without cause (serious cause, unfit for the role, extinction of the role).

Severance pay is typically 12 days of the base salary for each full year of employment.

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