Brazil: New Labor Law Requires domestic workers to be registered

Posted on August 8, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Human Rights Latin America, Labor Issues reported a new law in Brazil has come into force under which employers can be fined if they fail to register their domestic workers. It is part of new measures to provide basic protection for some seven million domestic workers long excluded from Brazil’s stringent labour laws. Employers can now be reported and fined several hundred dollars each time they break part of the code. A constitutional amendment limits domestic workers to a 44-hour week. Read Article

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