|CRÉDITO DE HORAS
Term referring to the right granted to employees by law to interrupt their work performance for periods of varying duration, without prejudice to any other right or entitlement, in order to enable them to engage in particular activities or perform particular functions for which special protection is provided. Under Portuguese legislation employees can receive: time off corresponding to two working days per week to look for another job if facing redundancy; time off to undertake responsibilities as union officials or representatives or as members of workers' commissions, subcommissions and co-ordinating commissions; and four to six hours off per week to enable employees pursuing study courses to attend classes.
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