Telework in Portugal

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João Leal Amado; Teresa Coelho Moreira
Summary: 1. Introduction. 2. The new legal framework. 3. Telework and collective agreements. 4. Conclusion.


The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic turned teleworking into the “new normal”in work relationships. Our idea is that even after the pandemic this centrality of teleworking will not disappear with it. The Portuguese labour law has already introduced some rules for the provision of telework, and this legislation was recently even revised and strengthened by Law No. 83/2021 of 6th December. This text aims at providing the reader with a general overview of the major novelties introduced by the new law, in terms of teleworking and the right to disconnect.


Telework, control and surveillance, right to disconnect, privacy, new employer’s duties and obligations.