Labour Law in Portugal

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Kluwer Law International, 2011 - Labor laws and legislation - 168 pages
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,this monograph on labour law in Portugal not only describes andanalyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labourrelations practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subjectthat is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questionslikely to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collectivelabour relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to suchunderlying and pervasive factors employment contracts, suspension of thecontracts, dismissal laws and covenant of non-competition, as well asinternational private law.The author describes all important details of the law governing hours andwages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity,employers' associations, workers' participation, collective bargaining,industrial disputes, and much more. Building on a clear overview of labour lawand labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which soundpreliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership amonglawyers representing parties with interests in Portugal, andacademics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study ofcomparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour relations.
 

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Contents

List of Abbreviations
11
2 The Hierarchy of the Domestic Sources of Labour Law
17
Essential Bibliography
31
Form and Content
51
4 Temporary Assignment of Employees to Another Employer
53
2 Duties of the Employer
60
2 Vacations
68
Incapacity to Work
77
Transfer of an Undertaking
104
Covenants of Noncompetition
110
Trade Unions and Employers Associations
118
4 Employers Associations
128
7 Directive 200186EC Supplementing the Statute
135
8 Directive 200372EC Supplementing the Statute
146
2 Legal Rules on Collective Agreements
155
Strikes Lockouts and Other Forms
161

Job Security
84
5 Termination of the Labour Contract by the Employer
90

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