Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Brazil

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Brazil. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.


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What You Need to Know About Employing in Brazil

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in Brazil?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Brazil. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Brazil typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Brazil in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Brazil.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Brazil.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Brazil.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in Brazil

Employer costs include INSS (National Institute of Social Security), FGTS (Severance Indemnity Fund), and Vacation Pay. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.


Employee Income Taxes in Brazil

The rate of personal taxation varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to. This ranges between 0% - 27.5%.


Employee Social Contributions in Brazil

Employee contributions include social security reform contributions based on progressive rates.


Working Hours in Brazil

Maximum of 8 hours per day and/or 44 hours per week. Opt-out: limited. Overtime is capped at 2 hours per day and must be compensated.


Holidays & Vacation in Brazil

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day (Ano Novo)
  • Friday, Mar 29, 2024 - Good Friday (Sexta-Feira Santa)
  • Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 - Tiradentes' Day (Dia de Tiradentes)
  • Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - Labour Day (Dia do trabalhador)
  • Saturday, Sep 07, 2024 - Independence Day (Dia da Independência)
  • Sunday, Oct 06, 2024 - Election Day (Dia de Eleição)
  • Saturday, Oct 12, 2024 - Our Lady of Aparecida (Nossa Senhora Aparecida)
  • Sunday, Oct 27, 2024 - Election Day (Dia de Eleição)
  • Saturday, Nov 02, 2024 - All Souls' Day (Dia de Finados)
  • Friday, Nov 15, 2024 - Republic Day (Proclamação da República)
  • Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024 - Christmas Day (Natal)

Sick Leave Entitlement in Brazil

For the first 15 days of sick leave, the employer pays 100% of the employee’s salary. From the 16th day onward (unlimited), Social Security pays for the leave (up to BRL 7,087.22 – value for 2022), but some CBAs do require an employer to supplement employees’ monthly earnings (pay them the amount corresponding to the difference between the Social Security pension and the employee’s salary), for a certain period.

Parental Leave in Brazil

Female employees are entitled to 120 days’ paid maternity leave and an extension of a maximum of 4 weeks, on medical grounds (2 weeks prior + 2 weeks after birth).  

Fathers are entitled to 5 days’ paid paternity leave (following the birth or adoption). Pay is 100% of regular wages and is paid by the employer.

Omnipresent Brazil isn’t enrolled in the government scheme Empresa Cidadã, supplementary scheme that companies in Brazil can opt to apply for should they wish to offer extended paid maternity and paternity leaves in exchange for tax deductions for our entity.

Annual Leave Entitlement in Brazil

After each period of 12 months worked, employees are entitled to a 30 calendar days’ paid vacation + public holidays.

There are also other types of leave in Brazil.

Part-time employees have the same holidays entitlement as a full-time.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Brazil

After 1 year of employment, employees are entitled to severance pay. Employers contribute 8% to the FGTS, during employment and employees are entitled to withdraw the amount corresponding to the sum of their deposits, depending on how the employment is terminated.

Termination in Brazil

Termination is possible both with and without cause with certain exemptions.

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The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Brazil are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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