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) stipulates 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 has to be a business, i.e. it cannot be a natural person. If drivers want to work for Uber, they either have to establish their own business and set up the relationship in that way, or 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