Bosses have a sixth sense where the second you log off from work, they have an “urgent” message. But, if you were working in Portugal, your boss wouldn’t have any urgent messages for you after work – because that would be illegal!

Yes, according to a new law passed by the Portuguese government, bosses are prohibited from reaching out to their employees after office hours. (No, I am not inventing anything and yes, I am also extremely jealous).

According to reports, under Portugal’s new labor law, employers could face severe penalties if they contact their employees before the start or end of the working day. However, the rule only applies to companies with more than 10 employees.

“The pandemic has accelerated the need to regulate what needs to be regulated. Telecommuting can be a ‘game changer’ if we take advantage of the pros and reduce the cons. We see Portugal as one of the best places in the world for these. digital nomads and teleworkers to choose to live, we want to attract them to Portugal.

– Ana Mendes Godinho, Portuguese Minister of Labor and Social Security

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Under the new law, companies will also be required to contribute to additional expenses incurred by workers, such as electricity or wifi bills, due to remote working.

Be back, looking for work opportunities in Portugal.