Minimum Wage – Brazil

  • Valid on may 2020

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 44
  • Minimum wages are calculated on an hourly, weekly and monthly basis. The basis of minimum wage per hour applies to the workers who work less than eight hours or less than forty four hours weekly, in part-time. To the domestic workers, the minimum wage is calculated by the hours worked. The Consolidation of Labour Laws provided the minimum wage per hour to the lowest-apprentice workers for a maximum workweek of 30 hours, in part-time (Salário mínimo especial - Regime Geral de Previdência Social (RGPS) - Portal Brasil, Federal Goverment - Art. 428 of the CLT).
    The minimum wage is fixed in full-time in 8 hours per day of working or 44 weekly hours. Can be reduced to part-time workers (Portal Brasil, Federal Goverment).


Brasil has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Brasil can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay.
Employers in Brasil who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Brasil.


The minimum wage, determined by the Law 12.382/2011 is related with a monthly value uprating annually in base of accumulated inflation rate of last year according to National Consumer Price Index (INPC - Índice Nacional de Preço ao Consumidor-IBGE) more net gain in accordance with the variation of the penultimate year in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the penultimate year (Ministry of Labour and Employment). The annual promotion of the uprating of minimum wage provides the month, day and hour values.

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