Portuguese regulation in the transport sector
In Portugal, a new regulation stipulates that individual workers cannot have a direct relationship with Uber. A regulation for the transport sector (Lei no. 45/2018 – Electronic Platforms for Passenger Transport Services Law) establishes that the workers, instead, should register and have a written contract with a third party, which in turn has a written contract with Uber. This third party must be a business (it cannot be a natural person). If drivers want to work for Uber, they either must establish their own business and set up the relationship in that way or they need to join an existing business that already has a contract with the platform. Drivers can thus be self-employed or employees of this third party.
- On-location platform-determined routine work