Recent news

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

Brazil: Proposal to make November 20th a national public holiday

A proposal to make November 20th (O Dia Nacional da Consciência Negra) a national non-working public holiday has been approved by Brazil’s parliamentary culture commission …

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Brazil: End of paper work permit applications

From the end of August 2015, all work permit applications for the hiring of foreign workers in Brazil must be submitted electronically via MigranteWeb Digital …

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Brazil: Controversial draft law on outsourcing approved

After 11 years of heated debate, Brazil’s House of Representatives has approved a controversial draft law regarding outsourcing …

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Brazil: More employers to be subject to disability quotas

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has approved draft legislation on the inclusion of people with disabilities …

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Brazil: State minimum wage increase in 2015

The Legislative Assembly of São Paulo in Brazil has approved an increase in the state’s minimum wage …

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Brazil: Average real month wages vary according to area

The average real monthly wages received by workers aged 15 years and over in Brazil in 2013 has been estimated at 1,651 Brazilian real (535 euros/672 US dollars) …

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Brazil: National minimum wage increase for 2015

Brazil’s Minister of Planning, Budget and Management, Miriam Belchior, has proposed that the national minimum wage should increase to 788 …

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Brazil: Discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS status now a criminal offence

In Brazil, it is now a criminal offence to discriminate against individuals with HIV/AIDS …

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Brazil: Maximum term for temporary workers extended

A new regulation is now in force in Brazil which regulates temporary workers …

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