Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Real (R$, BRL)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

9 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$$ (102 of 140, 2023)

Statutory Leave

30 days

Sick Leave

15 days

Maternity Leave

120 days

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

In Brazil, the minimum wage is 1302 Brazilian reals per month.

Overtime Pay

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Employees can also work for 8 hours per day, 44 hours per week from Monday to Saturday, with 4 hours permissible on Saturdays.

Additional Pay

Brazilian law mandates a 13th month payment equivalent to one month's salary that is paid to employees in two installments. The first installment must be paid by the 20th of November with the second payment required to be paid by the end of the year.

A pro-rata payment 13th month payment must also be paid to terminated employees. While negotiating with potential employees, it is imperative that employers clearly state whether the cited salary is inclusive or exclusive of the 13th-month payment.

Additionally, employees are entitled to at least 1/3rd of a month's payment as a holiday bonus or 2.77% of the employees' annual salary.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal, bi-weekly installments, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 20.00%: Public Pension Fund (INSS)
  • 8.0%: Severance Fund (FGTS)
  • 5.8%: Additional Contributions
  • 1-3%: Accident Insurance

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 8-11%: Social Security (Max of 482.93 BRL)
  • 0: Up to 1903.98 BRL
  • 7.50%: 1903.98-2826.65 BRL
  • 15.00%: 2826.65-3751.05 BRL
  • 22.50%: 3751.05-4664.68 BRL
  • 27.50%: 4664.68 BRL & above

Employment Information

Termination Process

Brazilian employment employment law permits the termination of the contract of employment by either the employer or employee. Any outstanding salary must be paid out upon the last day of employment. This includes cases where employees have been terminated due to misconduct. In situations where extenuating circumstances present a challenge to providing payment upon termination, employers must settle outstanding payroll within three business days.

When an employee resigns without notice, however, employers have seven days to provide final outstanding payments.

Notice period

Employees are required to give their employers 30 days’ notice to terminate their employment.

If an employer terminates an employee, there is a variable statutory notice period pending the length of service:

  • Any employee who has been continuously employed for one year must receive 30 days notice
  • The notice period increases by 3 days for each subsequent year
  • The maximum notice period required is 90 days

Probation Period

The maximum probationary period allowed in Brazil is 90 days (two terms of 45 days). The second term of 45 days can only be implemented upon the completion of the initial 45 day period as an extension of the initial probation period.

Severance Details

Severance pay in Brazil varies with the nature of the termination. Although not required in all cases, employees typically receive one month of pay for every year of employment as severance pay.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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