A medical must be carried out within 48 hours of the start date. This’ll be organised as part of the onboarding process.
Rules of registration
All employees must be registered 48 hours before their start date.
The probation period of any employee may be established for a period up to 90 days. This can be renewed once, providing the 90 days is observed (e.g., 45 days renewable for 45 days or 30 days renewable for 60 days).
The working day in Brazil typically run from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, with an hour’s unpaid break. Employees average 40 hours per week; by law they must not exceed 44 hours.
One-hour break for rest and meal is mandatory for employees that work more than six hours per day. Employees are also entitled to a paid weekly rest period (24 hours), preferably on Sundays.
Any hours that exceed the contracted workday must be paid with an additional 50% (100% on Sundays or public holidays). This rate can be increased under the collective labour agreements. Brazilian law prohibits any shifts longer than 10 hours per day, so only two overtime hours are permitted on a regular working day.
By law, vacations in Brazil are remunerated: employees must receive the wage corresponding to that period. Employees are also given an additional one-third of their monthly salary as a vacation bonus. This is payable no later than two working days before the employee’s annual leave begins.