What is this “13th month” I keep hearing about?
In the Brazil all employees get a bonus once a year of one months pay – the “13th month”.
This bonus is paid in December, but is NOT a Christmas bonus. If you want to give a Christmas bonus, that’s separate.
Do you have to pay this? No.
Should you? Yes! Absolutely!
Your workers will expect it. Actually, they need it. It’s part of their budgeting for normal life’s expenses.
Here’s the best explanation of the 13th month, including how to calculate it. (coming soon)