Working Remotely in Portugal

What are the rules and regulations that companies have to follow when their team members work remotely in Portugal?

Overview on remote work regulations in Portugal

Employers can face penalties for contacting workers based in Portugal outside of office hours. Employers are also required to compensate their remote employees for their increased energy and internet costs as a result of working from home. Employers are responsible for providing equipment and are legally required to reimburse expenses incurred by their employees for the use and maintenance of their equipment.

Most employers provide a monthly allowance between EUR 40-60 to comply with this requirement in addition to equipment provisions.


  • EUR 50/month

Recommended allowances

  • Electricity
  • Home internet
  • Equipment for home office

Additional allowances

  • Meal allowance
For more details about remote working regulations in countries around the world check out our remote work regulations guide.

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