A lesser known fact about Brazil is that it is one of the most regulated labour law environments in the world. The employment relationship can be governed by the Federal Constitution, the Consolidation of Labour Laws (CLT), collective bargaining agreements and other legislation, resolutions and policy rules. The CLT contains extremely detailed laws on the rights of an individual and it is supplemented by a number of other relevant laws. The employment law environment is further regulated by rules on Trade Unions, Works Councils, Collective Agreements and Labour Inspectors. The global business must understand how to navigate around all these laws in order to manage risk and do business effectively in Brazil.
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