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Labour and Employment Compliance in Brazil, Seventh edition

By Rodrigo Seizo Takano, Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi, Murilo Caldeira Germiniani


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Detailed attention to compliance with labour and employment laws is crucial for success in setting up business in a foreign country. This book – one of a series derived from Kluwer’s matchless publication International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook – focuses on the relevant laws and regulations in Brazil. It is thoroughly practical in orientation. Employers and their counsel can be assured that it fulfills the need for accurate and detailed knowledge of laws in Brazil on all aspects of employment, from recruiting to termination, working conditions, compensation and benefits to collective bargaining.

The volume proceeds in a logical sequence through such topics as the following:

  • written and oral contracts
  • interviewing and screening
  • evaluations and warnings
  • severance pay
  • reductions in force
  • temporary workers
  • trade union rights
  • wage and hour laws
  • employee benefits
  • workers’ compensation
  • safety and environmental regulations
  • immigration law compliance
  • restrictive covenants
  • anti-discrimination laws
  • employee privacy rights
  • dispute resolution
  • recordkeeping requirements

A wealth of practical features such as checklists of do’s and don’ts, step-by-step compliance measures, applicable fines and penalties, and much more contribute to the book’s day-to-day usefulness. Easy to understand for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this book is sure to be welcomed by business executives and human resources professionals, as well as by corporate counsel and business lawyers.

Publish Date 07/17/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403524948
SKU 10058143-0004
Table of Contents


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Legal Compliance in Brazil

1. Legal Framework: Employment Laws

2. Contracts of Employment

3. Recruiting, Interviewing, Screening and Hiring Employees

4. Managing Performance/Conduct

5. Termination of Employment

6. Layoffs, Reductions in Force and/or Redundancies as a Result of Job Eliminations or Other Restructuring

7. Labor and Employment Law Implications upon Acquisition or Sale of a Business

8. Use of Alternative Workforce: Independent Contractors, Outsourcing and Temporary or Leased Workers

9. Unions and Collective Bargaining

10. Working Conditions: Working Hours and Payment of Wages under Statute or Collective Bargaining Agreements

11. Other Working Conditions and Benefits: By Statute, Collective Agreements or Company Policy

12. Company’s Obligation to Provide a Safe and Healthy Workplace

13. Immigration, Secondment and Foreign Assignment

14. Restrictive Covenants and Protection of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

15. Protection of Whistleblowing Claims

16. Prohibition of Discrimination in the Workplace

17. Smoking in the Workplace

18. Use of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

19. AIDS, HIV, SARS, Blood-Borne Pathogens

20. Dress Requirements

21. Privacy Rights

22. Workplace Investigations for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Fraud, Theft and Whistleblowing

23. Affirmative Action/Nondiscrimination Requirements

24. Resolution of Labor, Discrimination and Employment Disputes: Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation

25. Employer Recordkeeping: Data Protection and Employee Access to Personnel Files and Records

26. Required Notices and Postings