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Brazil’s labour reform: Two years on

Trabalhista, Sindical e Remuneração de executivos

Almost two years after the implementation of Brazil’s landmark labour reform, local lawyers say the impact has been a positive one for businesses, but some point out that the changes did not do enough to protect labour unions and vulnerable employees.

Many in the business and legal community praised Brazil’s historic labour reform when it was passed in November 2017, having called for an overhaul of the country’s outdated labour code. However, while the changes aimed to modernise the country’s labour environment, provide greater flexibility for workers and employers, and bring the country more in line with the needs of the economy, it was also highly divisive. Indeed, many opponents pointed out that the reform would likely hinder employee rights by making labour contracts less protective and working conditions more precarious. Click here and learn more

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