Brazilian labor courts not ready to deal with remote work

Remote work is here to stay in Brazil, but the legal implications of this could create uncertainty for employees and companies alike

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The Brazilian economy is steadily reopening and returning to something closer to normality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. That said, most companies are unlikely to ever return to their “default” working practices. As we explained in our July 20 Weekly Report, most Brazilian companies — even those that have returned to office activities — are set to keep some of their employees working from home permanently. At the very least, firms are likely to include remote work in a form of employee-rotation system to mitigate the risk of in-company coronavirus spreads.

While remote work has allowed thousands of...

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