Hire employees in

Brazil, hassle-free

Hire employees in Brazil, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Brazil. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Brazil is 5 days with Deel.

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Currency

BRL

Capital

Brasília

Official Language

Portuguese

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

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.

All the necessary benefits for Brazil
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Brazil within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Meal Voucher
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - AMIL (optional)

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Brazil

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is BRL 1,212 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 27.5%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the marital status and the level of income.

Gross Annual Income (BRL) Tax Rate (%)
Less than 1,903.98 0%
1,903.99 - 2,826.65 7.5%
2,826.66 - 3,751.05 15.0%
3,751.06 - 4,664.68 22.5%
Above 4,664.68 27.5%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 47.91% of the employee salary.

  • FGTS Contribution - 8.0%
  • Meal Voucher - BRL 880
  • Company Social Security Contribution - 28.8%
    • Pension Fund
    • Public Health Insurance
  • Vacation Bonus - 2.78%
  • Holiday Allowance - 8.33%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Employees can also work for 8 hours per day, 44 hours per week from Monday to Saturday, with 4 hours on Saturdays.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 120 days of paid leave. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay. However, the government returns this amount in tax deductions in the same month.

The employee can extend leave with a doctor’s note. During this period, the employee will receive 100% of the salary covered by the employer.

Paternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 5 calendar days of paid paternity leave. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

The employee cannot extend leave.

Parental Leave

In Brazil, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

There is no maximum period for employees to take sick leave. This leave is paid at different rates and by different payers depending upon length:

Period Pay (% of salary) Payer
0 - 15 days 100% Employer
15 days onwards 91% (maximum amount paid is BRL 6.433,57) Social Security Agency (INSS)

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Brazil can be complex. There is at-will termination in Brazil for employers except for certain employees (pregnant, suffer an accident at work, or are elected president of the internal commission for accident prevention).

Compliant terminations in Brazil include:

  • By mutual agreement
  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on justified reasons
    • Gross misconduct
    • Substance abuse
    • Breach of trade secrets
    • Disciplinary dismissal
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 1 month and will be increased according to the length of employment.

  • Up to 1 year of employment - 30 days of notice
  • Above 1 year of employment - the notice period is increased by 3 days for each year worked until the maximum notice period of 90 days is reached

Severance for Employees

In Brazil, if employees are terminated without cause, employees are entitled to:

  • Balance salary
  • Unused holiday payouts
  • Proportional 13th salary (bonus payment)
  • 40% of the FGTS paid during employment

If employees are terminated with cause, employees are entitled to:

  • Balance salary
  • Unused holiday payouts
  • Proportional 13th salary (bonus payment)

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 30 calendar days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 2.5 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 1 year of work. During the first year of employment, an employee is not allowed to take any leave.

Please note: Our platform works in working days and the brazil PTO is in calendar days. (20 working days - 30 calendar days).

Public Holidays

Brazil celebrates around 13 national holidays (a total of 15 days). National public holidays include:

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Carnival (2 Days)
  3. Easter (2 Days)
  4. Martyrdom of Tiradentes
  5. Labor Day
  6. Corpus Christi
  7. Catholic Holiday
  8. Independence Day
  9. Catholic Saint
  10. Day of the dead
  11. Republic Day
  12. Catholic Holiday
  13. Christmas Day

Brazil celebrates 8 regional holidays. Some regional holidays include:

  1. São Paulo Anniversary
  2. State Rebellion Day
  3. Black Awareness Day
  4. Public Holidays in Rio de Janeiro (5 days)

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 5 business days.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Portuguese or English, and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Name
  • Start date
  • Place of work
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. There is no minimum probation period. The maximum probation period is 90 days (3 months).
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With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Brazil. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
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