Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America and has the largest population. This economic powerhouse is a great jurisdiction to employ local staff to assist with your business activities. In addition, local Brazilians are often tri-lingual; Portuguese, Spanish and English, which is extremely advantageous for companies operating globally. Depending on your business needs, you may hire employees through a local legal entity, or through a Professional Employer Organization (PEO).
Having a large working population with a good pool of candidates is appealing to new companies trying to expand into the Brazilian market. However, there are general employment rules in Brazil that have to be considered before hiring employees.
According to Brazilian law, individuals cannot work more than 44 hours per week and the ideal is that an individual would work 8 hours per day, from Monday to Friday, in addition they would work 4 hours on Saturdays. Many companies do not require their employees to work on Saturdays, so the workday would exceed the 8 hours. Some occupations allow employees to work only 6 hours a day. This is the case of telephone operators and receptionists
Many Brazilians tend to accept working for a minimum salary as long as the company provides benefits. The benefits vary according to the company and to the employee's occupation. For example, companies that concentrate a high percentage of women, such as call centers, will focus on benefits such as daycare and cesta básica de alimentos; yet companies with a significant number of interns and students will focus on scholarships.
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Biz Latin Hub's Snapshot of Employment Law in Brazil
Our team at Biz Latin Hub has compiled a list of facts you should know in order to successfully hire employees in Brazil. This document can help you overcome the difficulties associated with local employment laws when hiring in Brazil.
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