Labour, Social Security and Immigration Law

Discover our Labour Law and underlying areas services

Ensure that your company's practices comply with current legislation and regulations.

Our Legal Team offers specialized services in the areas of Labour Law, Social Security and Immigration, promoting efficiency and guaranteeing the interests of its Clients.

As global markets become more complex and competitive, the implementation of strategic contract management policies, the adoption of effective retention schemes and the application of legal procedures focused on protecting the multiple of all interests at stake have become more important for companies than ever before, therefore requiring greater legal expertise in these areas.

With a solid and extensive professional experience focused on the area of Labour Law, our Team provides legal advice mainly to national or multinational companies, whether startups or scaleups, promoting close interpersonal relationships with Clients, being always results orientated.

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In this context, our Team is dedicated to advising Clients on a daily basis in:

  • Preventive checkups to monitor the compliance level;
  • Hiring of employees, including hiring of top executives and members of corporate bodies;
  • Recruitment of trainees and service providers;
  • Occasional/temporary assignment of employees;
  • Contracting under an outsourcing scheme and subcontracting of services;
  • International postings of employees (in Portugal or abroad), including the elaboration of all internal regulations and legal contractual instruments with a view to the transfer and the temporary posting of employees and posting practices between companies;
  • Corporate restructuring procedures, downsizing, partial or total closure of companies and procedures for the transfer of undertakings or economic units;
  • Due diligence processes, namely within the scope of transactions with employment impacts;
  • Collective labour regulation instruments;
  • Planning and implementing benefits and incentive schemes for employees;
  • Legal procedures aiming at changing the contractual conditions for the employees;
  • Prevention of occupational risks;
  • Filing and directing disciplinary procedures;
  • Planning and implementing redundancy procedures (collective redundancies, dissolution of the work position and termination by mutual agreement);
  • Negotiation with employee associations and official entities;
  • Strategic management of human resources, namely with respect to decision making support and recruitment procedures;
  • Settlement of labour conflicts and of disputes related to non-compliance of Labour Law and/or Social Security provisions; and
  • Legal advice to national and multinational Clients, on a daily basis, in recurring labour law issues.

Meet those responsible for Labour Law, Social Security and Immigration.
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Levi França Machado

Legal Director – Head of Labour Law, PwC Portugal


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Legal Partner – Corporate and M&A, PwC Portugal