General Employee Pay Regulations in Brazil
BRL 1,100 per month (around EUR 170) paid 13 times a year
Five states have their own minimum wage; each one must be higher than the federal minimum wage listed above.
- São Paulo: BRL 1,108.38
- Rio de Janeiro: BRL 1,136.53
- Paraná: BRL 1,467.40
- Santa Catarina: BRL 1,281
- Rio Grande do Sul: BRL 1,175.15
There are two different pay frequencies, monthly or bimonthly, that companies adopt in Brazil, depending solely on the company and the CBA applicable.
If paid once a month, employees are usually paid on the 5th day of the following month. If paid twice a month, employees are usually paid on the 5th and 20th of the month.
It’s mandatory to make payments to employees or to the Brazilian authorities from a local bank account.