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Employment in Portugal

The Portuguese labour market operates in a relatively peaceful work environment. Portugal, as a member of the European Union, embraces similar employment law systems as its EU partners, and has incorporated into its laws a set of European directives on labour relations that better regulates employment relationships.

Portugal also has particular regulations, especially those pertaining to the regulation of collective labour matters, such as collective employment contracts.

The legal framework for employment in Portugal heavily supports equal treatment of foreign employees who work on Portuguese soil, ensuring the same rights and duties apply for foreign nationals as well as Portuguese employees.

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