Articles 404 and 405

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Under Article 405, children (minors under the age of 18) are prohibited from performing night work, and from engaging in unhealthy or dangerous activities.

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Article 404 – Minors under eighteen (18) years of age are prohibited to perform night work, considered that as the work performed between 10p.m. and 5a.m.

Article 405 – Minors under eighteen (18) years of age are prohibited to work in places that are considered dangerous or unhealthy, or in locations or services prejudicial to their morality.

Law / 1 May 1943 /Brazil / Consolidated Labour Laws — Approved by Legislative Decree No. 5,452 of May 1, 1943

The main purpose of the Consolidation of the Labour Laws is the regulation of individual and collective labour relations.

Since originally coming into force, the Consolidation of Labour Laws has been amended on a number of occasions. It is the main instrument for the regulation of labour relations and for the protection of workers in Brazil.

The Consolidation covers a number of key topics:

(i) Registration of workers / working papers;

(ii) Working hours;

(iii) Rest time;

(iv) Leave;

(v) Occupational medicine;

(vi) Special categories of workers;

(vii) Labour protections for women;

(viii) Individual labour agreements;

(ix) Unionization;

(x) Collective agreements;

(xi) Surveillance;

(xii) Labor courts and labour legal procedures.