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How are union relations after the labor reform?

How are union relations after the labor reform?

The rule in Brazil is one of single trade union, that is, each category of work has only one union representing the employees, and one representing the the companies, on a territorial basis. Unions work to ensure better working conditions in companies, creating benefits through collective labor agreements or collective-bargaining agreements and "overseeing" the employment relationship. (...)
Emotional distress: parameters for fixing the compensation

Emotional distress: parameters for fixing the compensation

Establishing the value for emotional distress claims has always been a hardship faced by the Courts, provoking a lot of discussions in the legal framework. Debating about reasonability and proportionality may seem easy in theory but the application of those principles to real legal cases can be a deadlock that needs to be weighted by the members of the legal profession. After all, how to put value in honor, in privacy, in the inestimable? (...)
Applicability of the “labor reform” to employment contracts

Applicability of the “labor reform” to employment contracts

In November 11th, 2017, Law nº 13467/2017, popularly known as the “Labor Reform”, entered in force, whose innovations have been the subject of analysis and discussion by the legal community. In fact, many articles about the matter have been published at EAA’s site . A discussion which was thought overcome was that of the applicability of the new law to employment contracts begun before it entered in force, seeing that, in December 14th, 2017, Provisional Presidential Decree nº 808/2017 was published, explicitly stating, in its 2nd Article, that “That which is laid out in Law nº 13.467, of July 13th, 2017, is applicable, in its entirety, to employment contracts in force.” (...)

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