Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Brazil as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Brazil: Retirement law passed the final amendments

In September we reported that President Jair Bolsonaro’s retirement law proposal was approved in the first round by the House of Representatives and was awaiting the Senate’s final approval …

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Brazil: Supreme Court decides it is lawful to outsource all business activities

The Supreme court has finally abandoned its insistence that companies contracting out core business activities could be left liable to a claim from employees of the outsourcing company that they are in an employment relationship with them (Precedent 331) …

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Brazil: Pension system overhaul

Back in July, we reported that President Jair Bolsonaro’s retirement law proposal was approved in the first round by the House of Representatives, albeit with some introduced amendments …

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Brazil: GDP shrinks

As reported in our Economic Bulletin, the Brazilian economy is continuing to weaken …

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Brazil: The Hague Service Convention is promulgated in Brazil

Brazil has recently joined the 1965 Hague Convention on the “Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters” …

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Brazil: Government waives visas for visitors from US, Canada, Australia, Japan

Visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan may now visit Brazil for short business trips without a visa …

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Brazil: Bolsonaro reveals pension reform plan

President Jair Bolsonaro has proposed a new pension reform plan, with the aim of reducing government expenses and save more than R$1 trillion (approx …

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Brazil: Bolsonaro loosens gun laws

The Brazilian government has issued a decree that will make the purchase of firearms easier …

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Brazil: 2019 Minimum wage forecast reduces to R$969

The national monthly minimum wage assumption built into the 2019 proposed budget has been reduced from R$980 (US$236 …

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Brazil: New data protection law approved

Companies now have 18 months to prepare for the introduction of the country’s new Data Protection Law …

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Brazil: Labor law alert – union dues

Following last year’s labour reforms the payment of trade union dues is now voluntary and requires individual consent …

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Brazil: Mandatory digital system for employee data initiated

After a four-year delay, a new statutory framework for employee information is being introduced this year and by July 16thit will apply to all private sector companies …

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Brazil: President Temer sanctions new immigration bill

As Italy denies entry to successive waves of immigrants from North Africa and Hungary passes draconian laws against Syrian refugees Brazil embraces the migration of people from bankrupt Venezuela across its border …

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Brazil: Labour court declares Petrobras workers strike illegal

A strike by unions at the state oil company Petrobras has been declared unlawful by the Supreme Court …

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Brazil: Switzerland signs double tax treaty with Brazil

A double taxation agreement has just been concluded between both countries …

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