Recent news

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

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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Brazil: Transgender legal recognition

An advisory opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has asserted that countries should establish fast, inexpensive, and straightforward procedures to ensure legal gender recognition, based solely on the self-perceived identity of a person …

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Brazil: Labor courts set norms for Non-Compete Clauses

In the absence of legislation covering non-compete agreements, it has been left to the courts to establish a framework for their operation …

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Brazil: Non-consolidated performance payments

Although last year’s legal reforms sought to make it clearer and safer for an employer to make non-consolidated performance payments in addition to base salary, this right has yet to be fully tested through the courts …

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Brazil: Social security reporting system is now in place

The new eSocial income tax and social security reporting system is now in place and Brazil’s largest companies were required to start filing monthly in January …

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Brazil: Cities along the coast are being inundated by low-skilled workers

Local labour markets in major cities along the coast are being inundated by low-skilled workers being forced from their inland homes by deforestation, land developments and natural disasters …

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Brazil: Social security reforms

The government faces defeat over controversial social security reforms …

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Brazil: National minimum wage to be hiked

The national minimum wage will rise on January 1st2018 by 6 …

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Brazil: Electronic visitor visa program

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the “Electronic Visitor Visa Program – E-VISA” for citizens of Australia, Canada, the U …

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Brazil: Labour Reform Law

The Labour Reform Law (13,429/2017) came into effect on the 11th of November 2017 …

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Brazil: Deadline approaches for labour law

Although President Temer initially refused to sign the new labour law after it was passed by the Senate in July he was persuaded to back down and it will now come into force on November 11th 2017 …

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Brazil: Labour laws reform

The Brazillian Senate has just passed a Bill reforming its rigid labour laws …

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Brazil: Immigration reform

A new, more liberal migration regime is now close to implementation in Brazil …

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