Can the employer monitor, access, review the employee’s electronic communications? There is no specific provision in Brazil regarding this matter. However, the Brazilian Labor Courts understand that the employer can restrict the personal use of the Internet and social media by the employees during the working hours due to the employer’s power of command. However, […]
Extent of Protection Employers are prohibited from discriminating against any candidate/employee during the hiring process and the employment relationship for any reason, including, but not limited to sex, origin, race, color, marital status, family situation, disability, professional rehabilitation, age. Brazilian Labor Courts are ruling that discriminatory termination of employees may incur in reinstatement and indemnification […]
Requirement for Foreign Employees to Work Whenever a foreigner is transferred to Brazil and/or retained by a Brazilian company to render services in Brazil, an appropriate work visa/permit must be requested in advance. If the foreigner will bring his/her dependents, it is necessary to apply for a residency permit based on family reunion. The proper […]
Employment Law Across 27 Jurisdictions 2016, an L&E Global and Clyde & Co joint publication, provides a brief outline of the employment law regime across 27 key jurisdictions throughout the globe.
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real and increasingly significant concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 28 key jurisdictions across 5 continents and will be a valuable resource for all […]
Law 13,097 of 2015, which resulted from the conversion into law of Provisional Measure 656 of 2014, amended Section 23 of the National Healthcare System Law of 1990 to allow foreign investment in the Brazilian healthcare sector. Prior to this change, the participation of foreign investors in the Brazilian healthcare sector was limited by the […]
1. Introduction In Brazil, labor relations are a matter of Federal law, so the States and Municipalities have no power to legislate over labor matters. Therefore, labor rights are nationally standardized, and the same labor costs and consequences will apply regardless of an employer’s place of business or place of incorporation. The basic principles concerning […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
Social Security Employers and workers must make compulsory contributions to the Brazilian Social Security Agency, which is in charge of managing a system designed to protect the employee in case of illness and retirement. With regards to healthcare, despite the fact that employers are not obliged to grant private healthcare to their employees, it is […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations All employers and employees are mandatorily represented by the respective Union. The Unions that will represent the employer and its employees are linked to the activities performed by the company in each city or state. Rights and Importance of Trade Unions Unions can negotiate on behalf of the […]