Remote’s guide to employing in

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  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Real (R$, BRL)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Real (R$, BRL)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index

    $$ (101 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate


As the largest country in South America and the sixth-largest in the world by population, Brazil is home to millions of talented people in a variety of industries. Brazil is one of seven countries to speak Portuguese as its primary official language. Each year, Rio de Janeiro plays host to the biggest carnival in the world, attracting visitors from around the globe.

Grow your team in Brazil with Remote

Employing in Brazil usually requires employers to own a legal entity in the country to manage payroll, tax, benefits, and compliance through their own in-country resources. The finer nuances of employment regulations in Brazil can make full compliance with employment laws an onerous process. To employ workers in Brazil legally without an entity, you need the help of a global employment solutions provider, like Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Brazil, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Brazil may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Brazil

Over the last few years, Brazil has made several changes to its employment laws and increased the flexibility of its legislation to attract more foreign investment. Employers planning to open an office in Brazil or hire a remote team in Brazil have two options: incorporate their own entity or work with a global employment solutions provider, also known as an employer of record.

Employment contracts in Brazil must be drafted in Portuguese. Employment of expats requires the approval of the labor department. If a probationary period is used, the period cannot last longer than 90 days.

To employ workers in Brazil, contact Remote to learn more about your options.

Minimum Wage

From January 1, 2024, the value of the minimum wage will be R$ 1,412.00 (one thousand, four hundred and twelve reais).

The daily value of the minimum wage will correspond to R$47.07 (forty-seven reais and seven cents) and the hourly value will be R$6.42 (six reais and forty-two cents).

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal bi-monthly installments, payable in arrears.

Employees in Brazil are also entitled to a 13th month payment. This is an amount equal to one month’s salary which is paid out to employees in two parts. The first part is paid in November by the 30th and the other half up until the 20th December.

The pro-rated 13th-month salary is also due upon termination. The 13th-month payment is a legally mandated benefit and not part of the base salary. During negotiations with candidates, it is important to clearly state what salary is being offered and whether it is inclusive or exclusive of the 13th-month payment.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Brazil fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 3 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

9 Public holidays

Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Ano Novo)
Friday, March 29, 20242Good Friday (Sexta-feira Santa)
Sunday, April 21, 20243Tiradentes (Tiradentes)
Wednesday, May 1, 20244Labor Day (Dia do Trabalhador)
Saturday, September 7, 20245Independence Day (Dia da Independência)
Saturday, October 12, 20246Our Lady of Aparecida (Nossa Senhora Aparecida)
Saturday, November 2, 20247Day of the Dead (Dia de Finados)
Friday, November 15, 20248Proclamation of the Republic (Proclamação da República)
Wednesday, December 25, 20249Christmas Day (Natal)

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Competitive benefits package in Brazil

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Brazil are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Brazil

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility


Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app