Law establishing rules to protect application service providers during the pandemic. Photo: Marcello Casal Jr / Agência Brasil.
President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) on Wednesday (5) signed a bill that establishes rules to protect application service providers during the pandemic. The text was approved in December by the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. The proposal guarantees workers diagnosed with Covid-19 financial assistance paid by the requesting company during the initial 15-day period. The amount to be paid must correspond to the average of the last three monthly payments received by the delivery person.
In addition, the new rule determines that the company must take out accident insurance, without excess, for the benefit of the deliverer, to cover exclusively accidents occurring during the period of withdrawal and delivery of the products. One of the items included in the text approved by Congress was that the enforcement company could provide food to the delivery person through worker feeding programs. However, the stretch was opposed by Bolsonaro.
The law also provides that the delivery enforcement company must provide the delivery person with items such as masks, hydroalcoholic gel or other disinfectant material for personal protection while on the job. This can happen through a transfer or reimbursement of expenses. In the event of non-compliance with the rules, the new law provides for penalties ranging from a warning to the payment of an administrative fine of R $ 5,000 per offense, in the event of a repeat offense. With information from Agência Brasil.