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[CONSUMER LAW] CUSTOMER SERVICE RULES E...

On April 2, 2020, the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety issued the Ordinance No. 156/2020 changing the rules for the operation of Customer Service (SACs) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ordinance suspends, for the period of 60 (sixty) days, the general 60-second time limit from the beginning of a call to […]

Environmental Protection Agency of the ...

The Environmental Protection Agency of the State of São Paulo (CETESB), through its Directory Board, has suspended administrative procedure deadlines from March 16 to April 30, 2020. The suspension covers the following situations: (i) submission of compliance with environmental constraints and notifications into licensing procedures; (ii) submission of administrative defenses and appeals, besides other complementary documents, into sanctioning procedures; (iii) compliance with […]

Deadline for submission of the Annual I...

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service postponed the deadline for submission of the Annual Income Tax Return for individuals, regarding calendar year 2019, to June 30 2020, according to Normative Instruction 1,930 of April 1, 2020. The Normative Instruction also provides for the extension of the date for automatic debit payment, […]

The long-awaited MP936

Yesterday, April 1, 2020, the Government enacted Executive Order no. 936 to implement the Emergency Employment and Income Preservation Benefit (Emergency Benefit) to guarantee employee jobs and income and also regulate additional labor measures for dealing with the state of public calamity and international public health emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The purpose of […]

Provisional Measure – PM No. 932/...

Provisional Measure – PM No. 932/2020 – 50% reduction on tax rates applicable for contributions due to Third Parties for 3 months (Covid-19 – “Sistema S”) The legislation determines the levy of Social Security Contributions and Social Contributions due to Third Parties upon the total compensation paid to the employees. In general, the contributions due […]

Covid-19: Extension for holding annual ...

On March 30, 2020, Provisional Measure No. 931 (“MP 931”) was published, which amends provisions of Law No. 10,406, of January 10, 2002, as amended (“Brazilian Civil Code”), of Law No. 6,404, of December 15, 1976, as amended (“Brazilian Corporate Law”) and Law No. 5,764, of December 16, 1971, as amended (“Law 5,764/71”), due to […]

Covid-19 and the performance of public ...

Compliance with certain contractual obligations have become more costly or unfeasible due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically with respect to contracts executed with the direct and indirect Public Administration, certain delays or non-compliances can result in the following: unilateral termination; imposition of fines; return of amounts due to losses caused to the Public Administration, declaration […]

Guide – Covid-19 – Consumer...

There is much discussion about the impact and legal consequences of Covid-19, mainly when it comes to consumer relations that are directly affected by the pandemic at this moment. In this moment of great uncertainty, consumers and suppliers need to act together, guided by good-faith, prudence, reasonability, cautiousness, and flexibility, always respecting the limits established […]

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES CREDIT TO ...

Earlier today, March 27, the president of the Brazilian Central Bank announced an emergency line of credit of 40 billion reais, to assist small and medium size companies with annual invoicing ranging from 360,000 reais to 10,000,000 reais. This measure is issued with the specific purpose of paying the salaries of the employees of these […]

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