Helping Your Business Expand Into Portugal With The Leading PEO Company

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Expand into new markets with an expert PEO partner for Portugal

Leap29’s bespoke Portugal PEO services help to manage the employment of your global hires, allowing your company to grow internationally.

  • Reduce risk of non-compliance and navigate Portuguese employment laws compliantly.
  • Manage your international hires, including their taxes, benefits, insurance, visa applications and payroll.
  • The best value PEO for Portugal with no secret fees.
  • Tailored employee management platform included in PEO package.

As the Professional Employer Organisation partner for your business expanding into Portugal, we become liable for these important issues and alleviate them from you. By doing this, we can enable you to scale your business quickly and find the best talent available. Complete the form for a Portugal PEO quote today!


Bespoke employee management software included in our PEO service.


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What Our PEO Clients Say...
"For the last few years, we have worked very closely with Simon and the team at Leap29 on a number of different projects in multiple countries across the globe. Leap29 have been a fantastic partner for us and are always willing to think with us to find the best solution. The communication with the team at Leap29 has always been excellent and Simon, in particular, is great to work with! They come highly recommended from us!"

Peter Yerardi, data.ai

Expand into Portugal, a key country on the Iberian Peninsula, compliantly and quickly with our bespoke PEO services

Located in the South-West of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal provides convenient trade access to various different continents thanks to its several ports. For businesses wanting to expand internationally, this is an attractive benefit for many reasons. Not only this, but in recent years Portugal has emerged as another major European location for thriving tech startups, contributing to its strong and resilient economy. Add this to Portugal's booming tourism scene and prestigious education institutions, and there’s no doubt that Portugal is full of incredibly talented workers. 

Though Portugal can offer these opportunities to employers, it must be done so in a way which keeps your company compliant with complex rules and regulations such as tax, employment contracts, visas and so on. Additionally, setting up a legal entity in Portugal can also produce a number of problems if not handled correctly. This is where our Portugal PEO services come to aid you in your business growth, allowing you to grow into new Portuguese markets without having to establish a legal entity. 

Secondly, the employment laws set out in the Código do Trabalho, or Labour Code, can be tricky to navigate if you are unfamiliar with Portuguese business protocols. Some Portuguese employment laws include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A maximum normal working period is usually 40 hours per week.
  • A minimum rest period of 11 consecutive hours in every 24 hours, typically named the ‘rest period’.
  • A minimum of 22 days of annual leave each year as part of employee benefits.
  • Additional compensation for overtime work.

If dealt with by yourself, the combination of dealing with employment laws, visa requirements and the process of setting up a legal entity renders the expansion into Portugal a time-consuming process for businesses. 

Your Recruitment and PEO Partner in Portugal

At Leap29, our job is to take care of this for you, thus enabling you to smoothly transition into your Portuguese expansion, without having to worry about your legal compliance. We can take charge of employment laws, employment contracts, tax, payroll, visas and HR processes (human resources), so you can focus on your business expansion without draining your resources, time and money in trying to deal with everything at once.

PEO Services in Portugal

 Our PEO services in Portugal can help you devote more time to other aspects of your business growth. The risk of non-compliance can put a heavy strain on your expansion plans, not to mention any extra non-compliance fees and the time it takes to rectify any issues. This is why it is vital to have a team onboard who are extremely familiar with the intricacies of the Código do Trabalho, and can confidently help your business take the next steps. As a comprehensive package, our PEO services are second to none when it comes to the best value.

Payroll Services in Portugal

Using the latest technology, our international payroll services ensure that your employees are paid on-time and correctly, ensuring happy employees and reducing the risk of human error. Whether you need to pay one employee or a whole workforce in Portugal, we can tailor payroll solutions to your individual requirements.

Recruitment Solutions in Portugal

It’s no secret that many relocate to Portugal due to its beautiful environment, weather, low crime rate and opportunities (especially for young people) in tech for example. By using our bespoke and comprehensive recruitment approach, our recruitment experts can help you find the best talent in Portugal. Not only this, but our recruitment solutions can ensure compliant onboarding, employment contracts and recruitment processes also.

Why Choose Leap29 as your Recruitment and PEO Partner?

With our in-depth knowledge of Portugal’s Código do Trabalho, as well as the Tax and Customs Authority (Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira) and Social Security Institute (Instituto de Segurança Social), we can promise you full compliance when expanding into this popular European country. Not only this, but we are well-versed in the Portuguese norms in business too, so you can be reassured knowing that we have got it all covered. We have a team of recruitment and PEO experts who are ready to help you expand your business, regardless of company size or sector. 

With over two decades of experience providing recruitment services to businesses across several sectors, including Engineering and Construction, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Renewable Energy and Technology, we are the leading PEO partner for businesses looking to expand into Portugal. By letting us manage your international recruitment and employment of new hires, you can begin to compete in one of Europe's most sought-after countries without restrictions of a legal entity.

If you want to find out more about how our fantastic value PEO Services in Portugal can support your international expansion, get in touch with our team using the form below.

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Wherever you are based, and wherever you are looking to expand, Leap29 have PEO experts waiting to support you. Our teams are 100% compliant with relevant licenses for all countries, giving you full peace of mind that your company's expansion is in safe and specialist hands.

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Contact us today to see how Leap29 can be the trusted PEO and recruitment partner that supports your expansion into Portugal.