Uría Menéndez

Employment Department

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Our employment and social security law specialists advise on all matters within this area, including negotiations, judicial proceedings at every level of the Portuguese courts, and pension and remuneration schemes.

Employment contracts

General employment contracts and senior executive contract,  

Exclusivity, non-compete and confidentiality undertakings,

Foreign employees

Human resources

Remuneration schemes and stock option plans

Pension plans and supplementary benefits

Policy manuals and codes of conduct

Prevention of occupational hazards

Collective bargaining and labour relations

Workforce agreements

Collective bargaining agreements



Company reorganisation and decentralisation

Transfers of undertakings

Outsourcing and subcontracting

Employment and social security due diligences

Dismissals and restructurings

Individual dismissals

Redundancy procedures and temporary suspension of contracts


Changes to collective employment conditions


Arbitration and litigation

Arbitration and out-of-court dispute resolution

Individual proceedings

Collective dispute proceedings and challenging collective bargaining agreements


Fundamental rights

Administrative and contentious-administrative proceedings

Labour inspection proceedings

Sanction proceedings

Work accidents

Settlement of social security debts

Contentious-administrative appeals