Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Brazil

Discover Brazil's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Brazil and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Brazil and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

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Payroll Frequency

Monthly, Bi-Weekly



Capital City


Employer Tax Rate


Recruitment Agency Costs in Brazil

In Brazil, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Brazil below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Brazil

The total social contributions for employers in Brazil are between 35% and 40%. This includes social security, severance indemnity, and other common contributions like life Insurance, labour accident insurance, meal allowance, medical and dental, and social assistance.

Employee Income Taxes in Brazil

Employees in Brazil are taxed between 0% and 27.5% depending on their income bracket. Employees also pay 14% in social security contributions.

Employee Probation in Brazil

In Brazil, the probation period is 45 days, but can be extended to 90 days.

Employee Overtime in Brazil

A workweek in Brazil is eight hours per day or 44 hours per week.Any hours worked in excess of eight per day is considered overtime and is paid at the rate of 150% of the regular pay. Work on a holiday is paid at the rate of 200% of the regular pay.Overtime is limited to up to two hours per day.The positions that are exempt from the overtime requirement are those who occupy a position of trust (e.g. management, supervisors, anyone who has a high-level position in a company) and those who work outside of an office (e.g. field sales reps, employees working from home).

Employee Notice in Brazil

In Brazil, the notice period for dismissals is 30 days for employees in their first year, plus three additional days for each additional year worked (up to a maximum of 60 additional days).

For resignations, the notice period is 30 days. 

The notice period is halved if the termination is under mutual consent.

Termination in Brazil

There is no mandatory severance pay in Brazil, however an employee must receive pro rata amounts of holiday pay, 13th month pay, and vacation pay. An employer can also provide pay in lieu of notice.‍Each month, employers must contribute 8% of an employee's salary to the Severance Fund (FGTS), which employees may access upon dismissal. However, when terminating an employee without just cause, an employer must also pay a penalty into the fund in the amount of 40% of the balance in the employee's FTGS account. When the separation is mutually agreed, the employer still must pay a 20% penalty.

How to Recruit in Brazil

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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.