News

Date:
3 June 2015
Country:
Brazil
Title:
More rights to domestic workers
Publication:
The Hindu
Description:

President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday approved legal changes giving more workplace rights to Brazil's estimated 6.5 million-strong army of maids and other domestic helpers. The 2013 law, whose amended version Ms. Rousseff cleared, established basic entitlements such as a minimum wage, a break during the day and social security coverage, plus a working week limited to 44 hours and a maximum eight-hour day.

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