Hiring Employees in Brazil? Brazilian Employment and Labor Law Issues You Need to Know

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DL Only                 $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): William D. Wright, partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Who Should Attend? HR, benefits, supervisors and managers, financial officers, in-house counsel, CEOs

United States multi-national corporations employ significant numbers of employees in Brazil, a leading South American country with which the United States has significant trade relations. Despite being hemispheric partners, Brazil has employment laws that differ materially from those of the United States. Laws that protect the employment, compensation, benefits, separation and data privacy rights of employees exist in Brazil but are nonexistent in the U.S. U.S. employers and their counsel must have an understanding of these differences. There are unique issues, particularly constitutional protections, and other right-to-work legislation that make compliance obligations unique in terms of understanding an employer’s regulatory obligations. This program will highlight in the areas of employment contracts, terminations, separations, and collective bargaining. Employers doing business or planning to do business in Brazil should become knowledgeable about this country’s generally employee-friendly employment and benefits laws.

Please join William D. Wright as he focuses on many of the employment and labor laws of Brazil that U.S. and other multi-national employers interested in hiring employees in Brazil, or placing employees in that country, should understand in order to best comply with the laws and leverage their business opportunities, including fundamentals of Brazil’s employment laws and hot issues.


This presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Significant Legislation
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Employment Agreements
  • Terms of Employment
  • Statutory Rights
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Separations
  • Multi-National Employer Issues
  • Practical Advice to Avoid Pitfalls


Your conference leader for “Hiring Employees in Brazil? Brazilian Employment and Labor Law Issues You Need to Know” is William D. Wright. Bill is a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP and is the co-chair of the firm's International Employment Practice Group. He counsels employers on various employment, compensation and benefit issues related to the employees abroad, as well as foreign nationals working in the U.S. as well as the employment of U.S. permanent residents and citizens abroad. Bill has worked with compliance issues related to hiring, retention and separation of employees in a multitude of jurisdictions. His experience with global employment issues has helped him assist our clients with international operations on all seven continents, including Antarctica. Bill has assisted clients with the implementation of strategic planning and policy development with respect to global HR practices and policies. He has also assisted clients with the management of litigation and employment controversy matters in several foreign jurisdictions. Bill has also counseled clients based outside the United States with the special considerations that are required when complying with U.S. employment and benefit laws.


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