|Tuesday||Jan-01||New Year's Day||Dia Mundial da Paz|
|Wednesday||Mar-06||Ash Wednesday||Ponto facultativo|
|Friday||Apr-19||Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday|
|Wednesday||May-01||Labour Day||Dia do Trabalho|
|Thursday||Jun-20||Corpus Christi||Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun|
|Tuesday||Jul-09||State Rebellion Day||São Paulo only. Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution of 1932|
|Saturday||Sep-07||Independence Day||Declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822|
|Saturday||Oct-12||Lady of Aparecida||Holy Marys Day/Nossa Senhora da Aparecida|
|Friday||Oct-25||Civil Servants Day||Government and Banks only|
|Saturday||Nov-02||All Souls' Day||Dia de Finados|
|Friday||Nov-15||Republic Day||Proclamação da República|
Ponto facultativos are types of holidays unique to Brazil. It is up to an employer whether they allow employees to take this day. In practice, the holidays are widely observed by the public sector and large companies.
Half Day holidays are observed on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year's Eve (December 31s).
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Minimum wage is R$954 ($288.40) monthly.
Full time employment is considered 44 hours per week.
Overtime is limited to 2 hours per day, and is paid at 150%. Overtime is not paid to executives.
Also refered to as FGTS (Fund of Guarantee For The Time in Service). Employers contribute between 26.8% - 28.8% of workers salary. Employees contribute 8% of their wages up to BRL1,659.38. Employees contribute 9% for wages between BRL1,659.39 to BRL2,765.67; and 11% for BRL2,765.68 to BRL5,531.21. Contribution ceiling is at BRL5,531.31.
Employers contribution is 28.8%, and Employee contribution is 11% with cap of BRL608.44. Funds are towards health insurance, group life insurance, accident insurance and unemployment insurance.
Mandatory cash bonus equal to one-third of employee's monthly salary. Employees have the right to convert one third (approximately 33%) of their paid vacation (normally up to 10 days) to pay in lieu of vacation. Any unpaid vacation days do not roll over, and employers must pay it out at the end of the calendar year at double time rates.
Employees must provide 30 days of notice.
Employees are entitled severance payment which includes the balance of their wages, any holiday entitlement they didn’t use, 13th month salary and access to the funds from the Brazilian Government Severance Indemnity Fund Law. The employer contributes 8% of the employee's wages to this account. If the termination is with a cause, the employees do not have an access to the severance account.
Typically, employees can contribute from 4% to 5% and companies match 100% of employee contributions up to 5%
Typically includes death of any cause, accidental death, & total disability of 24X the insured's monthly base salary. The minimum number of employees eligible for this kind of group insurance is 5.
"Employees should provide the following benefit calculated based on the monthly base salary (MBS):
* Death: 24X MBS
* Accidential Death: 48X MBS
* Total or partial Illness Disability: up to 24X MBS"
Employees are entitled to 25 days of vacation for every 12 months of work. Law demands that payment for vacation must be at least one third higher than regular salary (adding 33,33% to the regular salary). Also, employees may offer the company to work for 10 days receiving all the rights above and an additional of 10 days of salary.
Employees are entitled to a sick leave with appropriate documentations from a doctor. The first 15 days of leave are reimbursed by the employer, afterwards the social security takes over the payments for up to two years during which period the employees are on unpaid leave.
Employees are entitled to two consequitive days in case of death of a spouse, child, and direct relatives such as parents and siblings.
Employees are entitled to paid leave for marriage for three consequitive days.
Female employees are entitled to 120 days (around 17 weeks) of paid maternity leave and extension by a maximum of 4 weeks on medical grounds (two weeks prior and two weeks after birth).
5 days off after childbirth.
No specific laws.
Employees entitled to one day of paid leave every 12 months of voluntary blood donations. A certificate must be requested by the employee from the donor's center in order to justify the absence.
All employees subject to mandatory military service are entitled to paid leave during for the duration of said service.
All employees are entitled to paid leave during the days they can prove to have been taking university admission examinations.
Employees are entitled to paid leave for the duration of time they are required to participate in court proceedings.
"Salaries are paid on monthly basis on the last day of the month.
Every year by 20th of December, employee is entitled to receive 13th salary payment, that could be considered as a Christmas Bonus. However, it is not paid as bonus, it’s paid as an additional payroll (13th), with its own taxes to be applied, withheld and paid, separated from regular payroll."
17% standard rate.
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