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      Market Conditions Summary –
                                                                    LAW

                In Brazil we have more than 2,500 diferent labor unions and each one may add benefits to the employees they represent!! So the following information are "General".

Recruitment and Contract
                                                                    In order to verify employee skills, at the conclusion of individual labor contract
Probationary Period                                                 may establish a trial period not exceeding 90 calendar days. Some Labor
                                                                    Union may agree for a shorter period.
                              Can the Employer renew the
                              probabtionary period if he isnt
                              sure about the employee ? In
                              some countries this is legal as
                              long as you say at the start of the
Probationary Period
                              relationship that the probabtionary
Extension
                              period may be renewed.
                              ANSWER: YES, since the initial
                              contract does not exceed 90
                              days. Initial + Extension may not
                              exced 90d
                                                                    No shorter than 30 days. It varies from each labor category. Some of them
Notice Period
                                                                    requires up to 90 days
                              If a company concludes a
                              contract of 12 months with a
                              management level employee can         The contract for a fixed period shall be valid only when: a) the service whose
                              they still have a probationarty       nature or interim document justifies predetermination of the term; b)
Fixed Term Contract
                              period of 3 months? In many           transitional nature business activities; c) experience contract. A fixed term
Regulations
                              countries you are limited to one      contract cannot be for more than 2 (two) years, BUT fixed term contracts can
                              month probationary period if the      be renewed.
                              contact isnt a "permament" one .
                              YES!
                                                                    Entitled to benefit urban workers of males from 65 years and females from 60
                                                                    years of age. Rural workers may request retirement age with five years: from
Retirement Age
                                                                    60 years, men, and from 55 years, women. It is variable according to the
                                                                    professional category.

Employment Conditions

                                                                    It depends on the function and labor category. In general the limit is 44 a
Working Hours
                                                                    week
                              is the increase through length of
Vacation                                                        Maximum 30 working days based on 44h per week .
                              employment a legal requirement?
Special Leave                                                       No legal directive
Birth of Child                                                      Depends on the Collective Agreement (Labor Union)
Death of Spouse or child                                            Depends on the Collective Agreement (Labor Union)




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      Market Conditions Summary –
                                                             LAW

               In Brazil we have more than 2,500 diferent labor unions and each one may add benefits to the employees they represent!! So the following information are "General".
Death of Father or Mother                                     Depends on the Collective Agreement (Labor Union)
Marriage                                                      3 days
Marriage of a child                                           Depends on the Collective Agreement (Labor Union)
others                                                        Depends on the Collective Agreement (Labor Union)
                                                              There is 12 holidays stated inFederal Law. States and Municipalities may
Public Holidays
                                                              introduce local holidays
                                                              The maternity pay is due to the insured individual workers employed, maids,
                                                              individual contributors, special discretionary insured at the time of childbirth,
                                                              including criminal abortion, stillbirth, adoption or judicial custody for the
                                                              purposes of adoption.
                                                              It is if I assume the birth occurred from the 23rd week of gestation, including
                                                              in the case of a stillbirth.

                                                             For children born or adopted from 14 June 2007, the benefit is also due to
                                                             insured unemployed (desultory and employed, working for the home) that
                                                             ended the individual taxpayer or contributions (optional) and insured particular
                                                             provided that the birth or adoption have occurred within the period of insured
                            so the employer doesnt have to   quality maintenance.
                            pay the employee during the      The insured unemployed entitled to maternity pay in cases of resignation
Maternity leave             maternity leave ? The state      before pregnancy or if the pregnancy was has occurred while still employed,
                            organisation pays ?              since the exemption was for cause or application
                            ANSWER:YES.
                                                             Duration of benefit
                                                             The benefit will be paid for 120 days and may begin up to 28 days before
                                                             childbirth. If granted before the birth of the child, the proof is by a medical
                                                             certificate, if after the childbirth, the proof will be the birth certificate.

                                                             The duration of the benefit will be differentiated in the cases specified below.
                                                             In miscarriages or under law (rape or risk to the mother), will be paid
                                                             maternity salary for two weeks.
                                                             The Social security insured that adopt or obtain judicial custody for the
                                                             purposes of child adoption, maternity pay is due during the following periods:
                                                             120 days, if the child was full up to 1 year of age; 60 days if the child has from
Paternity and Parental                                       1 to 4 years of age; 30 days if the child was of 4 to 8 years of age.
                                                             3 days
Leave
Unpaid leave                                                 Depends on the Collective Agreement (Labor Union)

Remuneration
Bonus                                                        13h Salary
Months of salary payment                                     13 months

Social Coverage



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      Market Conditions Summary –
                                                               LAW

                 In Brazil we have more than 2,500 diferent labor unions and each one may add benefits to the employees they represent!! So the following information are "General".
Payment of salary after                                        Fisrt 15 days is employer´s responsibility. The rest is under Social Security
accident or sickness
Life insurance                                                 Depends on the Collective Agreement (Labor Union)
                                                               Obligated for MEN at 18. The service is up to 1 year and during the leave the
Military Service                                               employer must keep depositing FGTS at 8% of the Salary he was suposed to
                                                               have. When fisnishing the Militar Service he has his function back.
                                                               The contribution for Employer varies from 25,3% to 36,8%, according to
Social Insurance
                                                               employer´s activity and the terms of employment
                                                               Retirement by time of contribution - May be full or proportional. To have full
                                                               right to retirement, the worker man must demonstrate at least 35 years of
                                                               contribution and hard-working woman, 30 years. To require the retirement
                                                               proportional, the worker must combine two requirements: minimum age and
                                                               contribution. Men may require retirement proportional to the age of 53 years
                                                               and 30 years of contribution, plus an additional 40% on the time that
Early retirement                                               remained on 16 December 1998 to complete 30 years of contribution.Women
                                                               have the right to proportional to 48 years of age and 25 contributions, plus an
                                                               additional 40% on the time that remained on 16 December 1998 to complete
                                                               25 years of contribution.To have full right to retirement or proportional, you
                                                               must also fulfill the grace period, which corresponds to the minimum number
                                                               of monthly contributions for insured benefit worthy. Subscribed from 25 July
                                                               1991 should be at least 180 monthly contributions.
                                                               Benefit paid to the worker's family when he dies. To grant a pension by death,
                                                               there is no minimum period of contribution, but it is necessary that the death
                                                               has occurred while the worker had insured quality. If death occurs after the
                                                               loss of quality of insured dependants shall be entitled to a pension provided
                                                               that the worker has complied with, until the day of death, the requirements for
                                                               obtaining social security or retirement by that is the disability retirement,
                                                               within the period of maintenance of the quality of the insured, in which case
Pension                                                        the failure should be checked by means of the opinion of medical expertise
                                                               based on certificates INSS or medical reports, additional examinations or
                                                               equivalent documents record. Individual benefit quota leaves of versée: the
                                                               death of the pensioner; for the son or brother that if good, albeit invalid, or the
                                                               complete 21 years of age, unless invalid; when you finish the invalidity (in the
                                                               case of invalid pensioner). It is not considered emancipation from graduation
                                                               ongoing scientific degree of higher education. The pension may be granted by
                                                               presumed death by absence of insured declared by judicial authority and also
                                                               in cases of disappearance of insured disaster, accident or disaster (in this




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      Market Conditions Summary –
                                                             LAW

               In Brazil we have more than 2,500 diferent labor unions and each one may add benefits to the employees they represent!! So the following information are "General".
                                                              Benefit paid to the worker's family when he dies. To grant a pension by death,
                                                              there is no minimum period of contribution, but it is necessary that the death
                                                              has occurred while the worker had insured quality. If death occurs after the
                                                              loss of quality of insured dependants shall be entitled to a pension provided
Principle of the pension                                      that the worker has complied with, until the day of death, the requirements for
arrangements                                                  obtaining social security or retirement by that is the disability retirement,
                                                              within the period of maintenance of the quality of the insured, in which case
                                                              the failure should be checked by means of the opinion of medical expertise
                                                              based on certificates or medical reports, additional examinations or equivalent
                                                              documents record.
Contributions                                                 Those described in cell C39
Accident Insurance                                            Those described in cell C39
Health Insurance                                              Those described in cell C39
Long Term Care Insurance
                                                             Benefit granted to persons who, owing to illness or accident, are considered
                                                             by the medical expertise Social Security unable to function or another type of
                                                             service guaranteeing the maintenance. Not entitled to invalidity pensions who
                                                             join Social Security, already having the disease or injury that would benefit,
                                                             unless the failure result in worsening of illness. Who receives disability
Disability Insurance                                         retirement has to pass through medical expertise every two years, if not, the
                                                             benefit is suspended. The pension ceases to be paid when the insured
                                                             retrieves capacity and back to work.To be entitled to benefit, the worker must
                                                             contribute to the Social Security for at least 12 months in the case of the
                                                             disease. If an accident, this grace period is not required, but the worker must
                                                             be registered in the social security.
                                                             Benefit paid to the insured employee, with monthly salary of up to R$ 798,30
                                                             to assist in the maintenance of children up to 14 years of age or invalid for
                                                             any age. (Note: children are treated unfairly and safeguarded, these provided
                                                             they do not have sufficient goods for himself, and the economic dependence
                                                             of both be proven).

                                                             For the granting of family wage, Social Security does not require minimum
Child Allowance
                                                             period of contribution.

                                                             Applying from 2010, the family wage value will be R$ 27,24 per child up to 14
                                                             years incomplete or invalid, to those who earn up to R$ 531,12. For the
                                                             worker who receive R$ 531,13 to R$ 798,30, the family wage value per child
                                                             up to 14 years of age or invalid in any age will R$ 19,19

SOCIAL INSURANCES




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         Market Conditions Summary –
                                                                    LAW

                 In Brazil we have more than 2,500 diferent labor unions and each one may add benefits to the employees they represent!! So the following information are "General".
                                                                    The minimum value of each payment of the unemployment insurance benefit
                                                                    corresponds to the current minimum wage and the maximum value shall not
Unemployment insurance
                                                                    exceed the R$ 954,21. Depends on the duration of the employment
                                                                    relationship, the insurance varies from 3 to 5 months (payments)
Unemployment insurance
(cont)
Professional and non-
professional accident                                               Only those covered by Social Security
insurance
Loss of earnings insurance
                                                                    Only those covered by Social Security
for sickness
Health Insurance                                                    Only those covered by Social Security

Indemnities
                                                              During the employment relationship, monthly the employer must deposit in a
                                                              especific banking account, in the name of each employed, 8% of his wages.
                             Please say what is common
Termination Indemnities, notice periods, severance pay        When he is dismissed or retires he may take his money - It is called FGTS.
                             practice if an employee is fired
                                                              Besides, when dismissed with no fault the employer gets a indemnity of 40%
                                                              of the deposited FGTS
                                                              No
Is a termination indemnity paid whatever reason the employee leaves ?
Is a termination indeminity only required if the empoloyee is
                                                              YES
fired?
What are the rules about this severance pay?                        According to legal directive

Various

       If a company wants to employ staff on behalf of another      The Personnel Provider must be authorised as “Temporary Work Agent” and it is limited to 3 months. Administrative tasks may be outsourced with no lim

    Is it legal to subcontract Agency’s employees through another   Yes,its possible.




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               MARKET PRACTICE

they represent!! So the following information are "General".




               30 days + 30/60 extension




               30 + 60 or 45 + 45; 60 + 30; 45 + 45 (any combination that
               does not exceed 90d)




               For adminsitrative function the 44 working hours is usually
               distributed Monday-Friday
               The best time do employees go out on vacation is determined
               by the employer, after 1 year of work.




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               MARKET PRACTICE

they represent!! So the following information are "General".




               Companies must follow staturory practice.




               Most companies follow statutory practice.




               Other bonus may be negociated by labor unions.




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               MARKET PRACTICE

they represent!! So the following information are "General".




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               MARKET PRACTICE

they represent!! So the following information are "General".




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                 MARKET PRACTICE

they represent!! So the following information are "General".




ork Agent” and it is limited to 3 months. Administrative tasks may be outsourced with no limit of time




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