- Overview: Portugal
- Global PEO and Payroll
- Global HR Compliance
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- Expand without a company set up
- Contractor vs. employee: which is better?
Employer of Record in Portugal
What Is a Global Employer of Record in Portugal?
The Global Employer of Record is the perfect solution for companies looking to expand their business by hiring employees worldwide. The Employer of Record is an innovative talent engagement model that helps companies reduce operational costs and maximize efficiency. With a Global Employer of Record, businesses can tap into an extensive talent pool, grow and succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.
Due to the ever-changing regulatory environment, companies are held accountable for compliance with employment and tax regulations across multiple jurisdictions and seek to understand their global employment risk and how to mitigate it. This means that to be successful in the worldwide employment markets, companies must focus on using efficient global HR models, such as Global EOR, that ensure compliance with complex legal requirements, eliminate risk, and support the needs of their business.
Global Employment Services in Portugal
Many businesses find it challenging to comply with employment regulations when they expand their operations to other countries. In many cases, compliance with the law requires setting up a legal business entity in the country concerned, which can be complex, expensive, and time-consuming. This is not something that all employers are prepared to do.
Are you looking for a way Legally hire, manage, and retain talent in Portugal? Acumen International Global Employer of Record offers a unique global employment solution that can support your organization throughout the entire Global Employment Cycle. With over 20 years of experience, we are experts in managing the complexities of global employment.
As a Global PEO, our role is to enable organizations to quickly and easily hire employees in any country. We take care of all the employment-related details so our clients can focus on their business goals.
Global Employment in Portugal — Recruitment. Onboarding. Management. Retention. Termination
Compliance and legal guidance at every step of the Global Employment Journey. 24/7 local support.
2. Global Mobility
5. Payroll Administration
6. Working Time & PTO Processing
7. Benefits Administration
8. Tax Administration & Reporting
|Talent skilled in highly-specialized areas||Employee Work Visa and Work Permit sponsorship||Health checks||Employment Agreement drafting||In-country registration with statutory bodies||Working hours||Mandatory Benefits||Tax Reporting frequency and requirements;||Employment agreement termination:|
|Executive search||Dependent Visa||Criminal record checks||Compliant worker onboarding on your behalf||Day-to-day payroll management||Overtime||Health insurance||Employer taxes & contributions||Dismissal – by the employer|
|Contingency workforce||Visa extension||Background checks||Account setup in the payroll and HR system||Monthly pay slips or other pay frequency||Public holidays||Workers’ compensation||Employee taxes & contributions||Resignation – by the employee|
|Application for a sponsor license for a foreign national||Education checks||Employee data entry and records maintenance||Accruals||Annual leave||Unemployment insurance||Withholding tax||Termination by mutual agreement|
|Relocation assistance||Managing probation periods||Allowances||Parental leave||Voluntary Benefits||Local tax payments and reporting to local authorities||Notice period handling|
|13th and 14th salary||Sick leave||Share plans for executives||End of financial year reporting||Final settlement & severance payments|
|Additional leave||Bonuses & Equipment provision||De-registration with statutory bodies|
|Expenses reimbursement & business trip processing|
|Health insurance, dental treatment|
Global Employment Burdens Acumen Global EOR Helps Alleviate
- Compliant hiring and payroll in 190+ countries
- Ongoing monitoring of legal, firing & firing regulations
- Tax & benefits guidance
- Continuous labour, tax, payroll, and immigration compliance monitoring & updates.
2. Risk Control
- Permanent establishment risk
- Worker misclassification risk
- Under-taxation risk
- HR & immigration compliance risk
- Intellectual property right risk.
3. Need for Local Incorporation
- Outsourced HR support upon new market testing
- HR arm upon global expansion
- Business in transition – M&As, close-downs.
4. Employee Transfer
- From PEO to PEO
- From EOR to EOR
- From legal entity to legal entity
- Convert Independent Contractors to full-time employees.
5. All-in-one Global Employment Solution in Portugal
Acumen Global Employer of Record offers integrated global employment solutions under one roof and can replace multiple vendors, including:
- Payroll Company
- Employee Benefits Broker
- HR Consultants
- Background Checks Vendors
- IP Attorney
- Tax Advisor
- Translation service
- Legal Advisor
- Immigration Advisor
- HR Compliance Advisor.
6. Global Knowledge. Local Expertise and Support in Portugal
- Faster time-to-hire with streamlined paperwork and communication
- One platform to onboard and manage all team members
- Streamlined global payroll
- Single source of truth for contracts and documents
- Dedicated customer service
- 24/7 local support
- Simplified hiring for Full-time employees and contractors
- Expertise with hiring and firing local and foreign workforce.
Global Payroll Management & Compliance Considerations in Portugal
Managing employees in different countries can be a complex and challenging task. Employees may need to be registered and taxed differently in each country, and there may be other laws that need to be followed. This can make it very hard to keep track of everything and ensure everything is done correctly.
When it comes to payroll, there are many different regulations that you must follow to avoid penalties or litigation. Each country has its laws and regulations, but some standards apply internationally. You must know and adhere to tax deadlines, withholding and reporting laws, and regulations requiring employee tax slip signatures. If you fail to adhere to these payroll compliance rules, you could face severe penalties that could negatively impact your business.
Global payroll management is a complex process that requires careful consideration of various factors. Payroll specialists must consider local regulations and taxation requirements, which can be time-consuming and difficult to navigate. However, by addressing some key challenges and partnering with a Global PEO, organizations can ensure compliant, accurate, and timely payments.
7 Reasons Why a Global Employer of Record Has to Be on Your Radar
Payroll taxes and service fees can be an enormous burden for employers. Many companies use a Global EOR (Employer of Record) to help with these costs. PEOs typically charge a percentage of the total payroll, including employee insurance fees. It can be challenging to determine the actual costs for these services, especially when some employer taxes are only paid on wages up to a certain threshold.
1. Single Global Service Agreement
A global PEO can cover all your international projects within a single contract and add new employees and services as you expand your global workforce in new countries.
2. No Required Minimums
We accept projects of any length with any number of employees.
3. Flexible Pricing — Save As You Grow
At Acumen, we adjust your pricing based on the project employee number, whether you need to scale up or down.
4. End-to-end Global Employment Solution
We manage all your global services, including employment, recruitment, immigration, legal and global HR consulting, saving you valuable time. And Acumen International covers the cost and saves you the effort of finding and selecting local employment-related service providers.
5. Avoid Lawsuits
If you don’t want to get sued, you should become a Global Employer of Record. Doing so limits your vulnerability to lawsuits by ensuring compliance procedures are followed, taxes are paid correctly, and payroll is appropriately managed.
6. Reduced Expenses
A global employer of record (EOR) will bundle the cost of payroll, benefits, and workers’ compensation onto one payroll. The EOR will also handle tax filing on your behalf. This means that you only pay one set fee per month for all services, which can save you time and money by preventing multiple invoices from being mailed to you.
7. Free Yourself From HR Hassles with a Global Employer of Record
When you partner up with a Global Employer of Record, you’ll have someone who’s always there to handle the small and large tasks that are going to come up in your HR department. You’ll never have to worry about filling out paperwork or managing new hires again—you can focus all your attention on growing your business. A Global Employer of Record will handle the HR headaches so you can concentrate on what really matters: your business.
Ideal Industries for a Global Employer of Record Arrangement
- Technology companies
- Financial services
- Business Services
- Marketing and Advertising
- Non-profit organisations.
Global employment services
Businesses in the process of expanding globally often face challenges when it comes to compliantly onboarding employees in foreign countries. In most cases, legal compliance requires the establishment of a legal in-country business entity, a complex, costly and time-consuming process that many employers are not ready to undertake.
To help your organization legally onboard and payroll a workforce in Portugal, Acumen International offers a global employment solution via our Global Employer of Record / EOR designed to help you circumvent the legalities of direct hiring, eliminating the need for you to establish a legal entity in Portugal in order to conduct business there.
Spotlight on Portugal:
Portugal is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own reginal governments.
- Capital: Lisbon.
- Population: 10,355,493.
- Local currency: Euro.
- Most developing industries: Mining, speciﬁcally copper and tin, represents a good part of the country’s GDP, with Portugal being one of the largest marble exporters. The forests of Portugal provide a large part of the world’s supply of cork.
The manufacturing industry is modern and dominated by small and medium-sized companies. Its main sectors of activity are metallurgy, machinery, electrical and electronics industries, mechanical engineering, textiles and construction.
Tourism in particular plays an important and rapidly increasing role in the Portuguese economy.
Acumen International offers a global PEO and payroll solution to take care of all the details of payroll while ensuring full compliance with in-country labor and taxation laws. To get more information about Acumen’s Global PEO and payroll service in Portugal click here.
Employ your Selected Workforce via Acumen Employer of Record / EOR in Portugal
As an Global Employer of Record services provider, Acumen International helps businesses to legally engage and pay their selected highly skilled professionals in Portugal.
Businesses desiring to hire local employees should be prepared to pay competitive salaries, to attract and retain the most qualified candidates. As a global employment organization, Acumen International serves both end employers and service companies representing international clients.
Acumen’s Global employment services are designed to provide our clients with professional assistance to meet their global HR needs, such as:
- Global talent acquisition and retention
- Global expansion, to help you quickly enter new global markets without legal and HR compliance risks
- Local support for international clients and their expat employees
Acumen’s Employer of Record / EOR service in Portugal offers an efficient and inexpensive alternative to direct hiring. Our employer of record solution gives companies the opportunity to operate in Portugal and in 190 international markets where we serve our clients, without registering as a local business entity.
Legally onboard and payroll employees in Portugal via Acumen Employer of Record / EOR
Acumen’s EOR global employment solution helps businesses to overcome legal challenges by hiring and compensating your local and expat workforce in Portugal on your behalf, in a risk-free and cost-effective manner.
If you are looking to reinforce your internal team with the expertise of Portugal-based global talent, or if you have already selected a local candidate to work for you remotely and in full legal compliance in Portugal our global EOR solution is the ideal choice for you.
You can trust Acumen to handle the global employment and HR details of your workforce management in Portugal to ensure full compliance with in-country employment laws.
Acumen’s Global Employer of Record / EOR solution was designed to help international companies like yours expand your global reach and engage the brightest global talent for your projects.
In addition to legally onboarding local citizens, we are able to organize work permits and business visa sponsorship for your expatriate team via our Global Employer of Record, and employ them on your behalf, once legal permissions have been attained.
Partner with Acumen International, and let us help you handle your global employment and HR needs. With Acumen, you can rest assured that all legal requirements are met for compliant hiring and compensating of your local and expatriate employees in Portugal, and in 190 countries worldwide where we serve our international clients.
Reduce your risks while expanding your business, without establishing your own legal entity in Portugal. Leave it to Acumen to hire and compensate your employees on your behalf, so you can focus on growing your business.
Trust us to handle the global employment and HR side of your workforce management in Portugal so you are sure that none of these nuances are missed and that your employees are employed and payrolled properly and compliantly on your behalf.