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Brazil’s Labor Reform provisions expired. Now what?

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Lawyers, employers are shaky on how the Labor Reform will apply

Back in July 2017, Brazil’s Congress passed a highly controversial labor reform proposed by President Michel Temer’s administration. Dubbed as “extremely pro-business,” the reform was fought by many leftist and centrist sectors – many of which claimed that the reform marked the end of Brazil’s consolidated labor laws.

But the reform that came into force on November 11 was a toned-down version of the first bill. President Temer signed “Provisional measure 808” (MP-808), altering 17 articles of the labor reform. Provisional measures are designed by the president’s office and hold the same value as laws. They are effective immediately...

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