Angola | 2016.08.11
NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK INCREASES LABOR FINES AS OF AUGUST 5, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 154/16, of 5 August 2016, on the legal framework of fines for breach of Law No. 7/15, of 15 June 2015 (General Labor Law) and other ancillary statutes has just been published. The statute repealed Decree No. 11/03, of 11 March 2003, which regulated the same subject regarding breach of the former General Labor Law (Law No. 2/00, of 11 February 2000). The Presidential Decree came into force on 5 August 2016.

 

This new legal framework updates the penalties applicable to companies for breaches of labor provisions in force. Briefly, the new statute entails a significant increase in fines applicable to non-complying companies. Also, the statute of limitations period which used to be 2 years is now 5 years.

 

For more information, please contact:

Jayr.Fernandes@fatimafreitas.com
Elieser.Real@fatimafreitas.com
Nuno.Gouveia@mirandalawfirm.com

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