Recent news

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

Brazil: Troubled world of work

Latest figures from Brazil’s national statistics institute reveal that in 2015, a total of 1 …

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Brazil: Allow outsourcing in labor law modernization

A controversial labour law has now been signed by Brazil’s President Michel Temer. It opens up Brazil as an outsourcing centre with only minimal restrictions and introduces a minimum 25-year contribution period before anyone may receive a state pension. Retirement benefits will also only be available from age 65. 

Brazil: 5% deal leaves main plant in the cold

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA has revealed to the press agency Reuters that trade unions representing workers at most of its operations across the country have now accepted a deal worth 5% on base pay, plus a 4,000 reais ($1,175) fixed bonus per worker, effective January 1st 2017 …

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Brazil: Thank the banks

There seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel for the banking sector in Brazil because of a strike being held now for over a month …

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Brazil: Top court makes soundings

The Superior labour court in Brazil is holding series of public hearings to take submissions about several areas of legal precedent …

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Brazil: Longer maternity leave when children infected

Those giving birth to a child infected by diseases contracted from the yellow fever mosquito – including Zika virus and Chikungunya fever – are now entitled to the full 180 days entitlement to paid maternity leave allowed for in Law 11,770 (2010) …

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Brazil: Increased risks for business travellers and employees

Companies establishing operations in Brazil – or sending staff to the country on business trips this Summer – should take into account the special risks which exist there for personnel …

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Brazil: Ministry issues guidelines on drugs testing for professional drivers

Brazil’s Ministry of Labour has issued an Ordinance setting out new requirements for drugs testing in respect to ‘professional drivers’ …

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Brazil: Minimum wage increase confirmed

It has been confirmed by Congress that the national monthly minimum wage in Brazil will increase to 871 Brazilian real (219 US dollars) from January 1st 2016 …

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Brazil: Law to tackle bullying

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has signed a new law establishing a national programme to tackle bullying — including such behaviour in the workplace …

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Brazil: Corruption and soaring dismissal costs drive economy into recession

The number of companies seeking court protection from creditors or filing bankruptcy in Brazil soared to an all-time high over the period from January to September this year …

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Brazil: Female employment growing

According to data released by Brazil’s Ministry of Labour and Employment, female employment in the country increased by 2 …

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Brazil: Proposal to increase the national minimum wage

The federal government of Brazil has proposed that the national monthly minimum wage should increase from the current 788 real (213 US dollars) to 865 …

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Brazil: Gender wage gap increases

According to the latest report from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, in 2013 men earned an average of 2,334 …

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Brazil: Measures to help companies avoid dismissals

On July 7th 2015 the government of Brazil provisionally created the Employment Protection Programme …

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