What is the Consolidation of Labor Laws

The Consolidation of Labor Laws (Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho in Portuguese), which was issued in 1943, is the decree which governs labor relations in Brazil. Its main objective is the regulation of individual and collective labor relations.

The Consolidation of Labor Laws is composed of eight chapters covering and specifying the rights of most Brazilian labor groups. However, certain types of employees, such as legal person, self-employed or civil servants, are excluded from the scope of the Consolidated Labor Laws, as they are subject to special regulations. Labor rights are also regulated by collective bargaining and collective agreements.

Information, such as professional identification, duration (day) of work, minimum wage, annual leave, occupational health and safety, protection of women and minors, social security and union regulations, can be found in the Consolidation of Labor Laws.