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Decree Law No. 85/2019

Publication: Republic Diary No. 123/2019, Series I of 2019-07-01
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 85/2019
  • Pages: 3208 - 3208

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law allows the Public Administration’s employees to be absent from work to accompany children under 12 years old on the first day of the academic year.

What is going to change?

The Public Administration’s employees, responsible for the education of children under 12 years old, are entitled to be absent from work to accompany them on the first day of the academic year.

The absence is justified up to three hours per each minor.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law promotes a better balance between the professional, personal and family life.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on the first day of the month following its publication.

Original Version


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