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Brazil

Overview

CURRENCY
Brazilian Real (BRL)
WORKING HOURS
44 hours / week
PUBLIC/BANK HOLIDAYS
9 days per year
CAPITAL
Brasília
LANGUAGE
Portuguese
REMOTE WORKERS
7.3 million
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY
 BRL 1,212
TAX YEAR
1st Jan - 31st Dec
DATE FORMAT
DD / MM / YYYY
MISCLASSIFICATION PENALTIES
Fines of BRL 400,000 per employee, plus retroactive social security contribution, FGTS, and vacation with an interest of 75% to 225%.
FUN FACT
In Brazil, voting is mandatory; hence, the police cannot arrest or detain any voter five days before election and two days after the election.
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