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Portugal labour laws

EDM (Early Day Motion) 703: tabled on 29 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes new labour laws introduced in Portugal which prohibit employers (defined as companies of more than 10 workers) from contacting employees electronically outside working hours; notes that the new laws also ensure employees have a legal entitlement to remuneration for utility costs associated with home working; supports the protections and rights Portugal have introduced for those working remotely and its promotion of home working; further notes similar measures in other EU countries such as France, Italy, Slovakia and Spain in relation to a ‘right to disconnect’; and calls on the UK Government to introduce similar protections and rights in order to promote remote working and improve work-life balances.