Working Fathers in Brazil

Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers? Yes
What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery? 5 days
What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave? 100 % of normal wage
Who pays for paternity leave? Employer
Does the law require parental leave for parents? No
Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options? No

More about paternity leave:

Workers are entitled to five days of paid paternity leave on the birth of a child in accordance with the provisions of Constitution.

 

Source: §7(XIX) of the Constitution of Brazil 1988, last amended in 2014; §10 of Transitional Constitutional Provisions Act, 1988

More about parental leave:

Workers are entitled to 120 days of leave and maternity pay, no matter what the age or sex of the adopted child.

 

Source: Law No. 12,873 of October 24, 2013