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Finished Work in Portugal? Your Boss Isn’t Allowed to Email You After Hours

  • Lawmakers approve rules to support staff’s right to disconnect
  • Employees with young children have right to remote work

If your workday in Portugal is done, your managers aren’t allowed to email or call you. Except for emergencies.

Lawmakers approved measures this month to support employees’ right to disconnect from work as more people perform their jobs remotely. The rules were approved by the ruling Socialist Party with the backing of other groups in parliament.