Hire employees in Brazil No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Brazil, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Brazil also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Brazil quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
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- Health Insurance
- Worker Compensation Insurance
- Meal Voucher
Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Official language: Portuguese
Payroll Cycle: Monthly
Paid Time Off
In Brazil, employees are entitled to 30 days of paid leave after 1 year of employment.
- New Year’s Day
- Carnival Day
- Carnival Day 2
- Easter Day
- Easter Day 2
- Martyrdom of Tiradentes
- Labor Day
- Corpus Christi
- Catholic Holiday
- Independence Day
- Catholic Saint
- Day of the dead
- Republic Day
- Catholic Holiday
- Christmas Day
15 days per year. Additional regional holidays may also apply.
Individual Income Tax
The average ranges up to 27.5% and depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, among others.
The employer tax is 36% of the employee's salary.
Employment Contract Details
Employment contracts must be in writing and in Portuguese. Bilingual contracts are allowed.
The maximum probation period is 3 months.
Minimum Wage Requirements
The minimum wage is BRL 1.101,95 per month.
Maximum working hours and overtime
- Standard is 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day (plus 1 hour per day for lunch).
- Extended is 44 hours per week from Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day (plus 1 hour per day for lunch), and 4 hours per day on Saturdays.
Bonus and Expense Payments
Statutory Christmas bonus: most employees are entitled to receive a bonus corresponding to one monthly salary per year. Typically, 50% of the Christmas bonus is paid at the end of November, and the other 50% on or before the 20th of December.
- Maternity leave: employees are entitled to 120 days leave. This period may commence up to 28 days before the due birth date. The employer is required to give this benefit. It can then deduct it from corporate social security contributions due to the Social Security Agency.
- Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 5 paid days covered by the employer.
In the event of sickness leave, and with the presentation of an appropriate medical certificate, the employer is required to cover employee’s salary during the first 15 days. After the fifteenth day of absence, the Social Security Agency (INSS) will pay a sick leave benefit to the employee.
Termination requirements for employees in
Contracts can be terminated by any party with cause or without cause. Severance payment depends on the employee's length of employment and notice period given.
Employer must also pay out the accrued severance fund, 13th salary and vacations plus vacation bonus.
In Brazil, the notice period is based on the length of the labor relationship:
- Up to 1 year of employment: 1 month of notice.
- More than 1 year of employment: the notice period is increased by three days per full year worked until the maximum notice period of 90 days is reached.
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