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As a Global PEO & EOR service provider, we pride ourselves on our global reach, in-country knowledge, and ability to swiftly and efficiently mobilize workers around the world. Our robust PEO/EOR covers everything from global HR, payroll, compliance, in-country support, immigration, visas, and more.

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  • Brazil is a huge country. You will discover that the nation has four different time zones, and around 60% of it is made up of the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Brazil almost shares a border with every other country in South America (excluding Ecuador and Chile).
  • When Brazil was a Portuguese colony, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Portugal. At the time, it was the only European capital which was located outside of Europe.

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Incredible biodiversity, delicious food, and an exciting lifestyle

robust economy with fantastic career opportunities, stunning beaches, and incredible cultural diversity, Brazil is an ever-growing economy for expats and foreign investors. Its large cities, such as Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paolo, are hubs for some of the country’s rapidly growing business sectors.

Alongside its economic progress, Brazil boasts incredible biodiversity, delicious food, and an exciting lifestyle for individuals looking to relocate there. While expanding a business into Brazil can pose some challenges, partnering with a Brazil PEO partner like Gibson Watts Global can significantly speed up the process, and get staff working in as little as 48 hours without a local entity in-country.

Working in Brazil

Employment Information

Brazil is the biggest economy in Latin America. It is a powerhouse for the mining and agricultural industries, and has growing economics, trading, energy, and telecommunications sectors.

Brazil’s standard working week if 44-hours, generally spread out as 8-hours on Monday to Friday, and 4-hours on Saturdays. In some cases, employers will offer a five-day working week, with 9-hour days.

Overtime hours, Sundays, and public holidays are usually paid at twice the normal base salary, and night shifts at a 20% increase. Overtime which exceeds the 44-hour working week is usually paid at triple the normal base salary.

Leaves & Public Holidays

Full-time employees working in Brazil are entitled to 30 days of paid annual leave. This allowance is allocated following a year of continuous service for the same employer. Most employees in Brazil also receive a vacation bonus once a year (which is around one-third of their regular monthly salary).

Brazil observes a range of national public holidays, and a variety of state holidays (which vary between states). Employees are not permitted to work on public holidays unless an overtime agreement has been established beforehand.

The national public holidays in Brazil include:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • April 21 – Tiradentes’ Day
  • May 1 – Labour Day
  • September 7 – Independence Day
  • October 12 – Our Lady of Aparecida
  • November 2 – All Soul’s Day
  • November 15 – Republic Proclamation Day
  • December 25 – Christmas Day

Employees in Brazil are also entitled to paid sick leave from their employer for the first 15 days of sickness (upon presentation of a doctor’s note.

Cultural Information

Brazil is home to a vibrant and diverse culture, heavily inspired by its European Portuguese heritage. The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, although a broad variety of indigenous languages are also present throughout the nation.

Brazil’s predominant religious group is Roman Catholic, which makes up around 65% of its population.

With its stunning Amazon Rainforest, Brazil is also home to more uncontacted tribes than anywhere else in the world. There are an estimated 900,00 indigenous people living in Brazil today, making up about 305 different tribes. It is thought that around 100 of these tribes are uncontacted.

Impacts from COVID-19

The Brazilian economy was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, however it quickly rebounded. As of 2021, Brazil was on track for very strong economic growth. It now appears to have rebounded back to pre-pandemic levels.

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