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On 10 November 2021, Decree 10,854 was published, addressing several infra-constitutional labor provision on various topics, such as food vouchers, registration before the Workers Feed Program, and transportation vouchers, as well as bringing new labor regulations, such as the Permanent Program for the Consolidation, Simplification and De bureaucratization of Infra-Legal Labor Regulations, and the Electronic Labor Inspection Book.

On 27 October 2021, Regulatory Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment No. 487, dated 26 October 2021, was published. The ordinance establishes the category Forest+Agro under the National Program of Payments for Environmental Services – Forest+, which in turn was established by Ministry of Environment Ordinance No. 288 of 2 July 2020.

On 6 September 2021, President Jair Bolsonaro signed Provisional Measure No. 1.068/2021, amending the Brazilian Internet Legal Framework, which regulates the use of the internet in Brazil. The MP was criticized by different sectors of society, who argued that it did not meet the applicable formal and material requirements.

Bill of Law No. 2058/2021 (BL), initiated by the Chamber of Deputies on 06/07/2021, proposes amendments to the recent and controversial Law No. 14.151/2021, which deals with the removal of pregnant employees from on-site work during the public health emergency of national importance due to the new coronavirus. The BL specifically regulates (i) telework (ii) remote work and/or (iii) other forms of non-presential work, specifically with regard to pregnant employees.

Due to the pandemic and social distancing measures, employers and employees are making use of communication apps to convey changes in the work routine and even termination of the employment agreement. As a result, many lawsuits have been filed before labor courts challenging the use of communication apps for these purposes.

President Jair Bolsonaro signed provisional measure No. 1.068/2021 on 6 September 2021, amending the Brazilian Internet Legal Framework, which regulates the use of the internet in Brazil. The PM does not apply to messaging and mobile commerce apps, establishes “rights and guarantees” for users of social networks, and defines rules for content moderation.

This is a reminder that 30 September 2021 is the legal deadline for companies that receive foreign investment and that have assets or equity exceeding BRL 250 million to comply with the Declaration of Economic and Financial Information by submitting their financial data related to the base-date of 30 June 2021 in the Central Bank’s System, as per Resolution No. 3,844 of 23 March 2010 of the Brazilian National Monetary Council and Circular No. 3,814 of 7 December 2016 of the Central Bank.