Large and medium-sized companies across the country will have 90 days, from 1st March, to register voluntarily for the Electronic Judicial Domicile, a tool of CNJ‘s Justice 4.0 Program that centralizes communications of judicial proceedings from all Brazilian courts into a single digital platform.


After 30th May, registration will be compulsory. It will be done considering data obtained directly from the Federal Income Revenue systems, but companies will be subject to penalties and risk of missing proceedings deadlines.


In fact, companies will be serviced and notified through this system about proceedings status, labour administrative proceedings and judicial actions. In general, summons, notifications and administrative acts commenced by the Ministry of Labour and Employment will be sent to the email address appointed by the companies when filing for the Electronic Judicial Domicile. Currently, service and notifications are made either by court officials or by mailing of letters.


Electronic service was established in article 246 of the Civil Procedure Code. In 2022, CNJ Resolution No. 455 regulated the law and determined that proceedings’ communications would be conducted exclusively through the Electronic Judicial Domicile. Registration became mandatory for the Union, States, Federal District, Municipalities, indirect governmental administration companies, governmental administration and corporate entities.


This tool also changes the deadlines for acknowledging information sent by email: 3 business days for summons sent by the courts and 10 calendar days for notifications. Besides proceeding delays, lack of awareness of these rules can lead to financial losses: those who fail to confirm the receipt of summons forwarded within the legal deadline and do not justify it, will be subject to a fine of up to 5% of the amount in dispute for acting against the dignity of justice.


Registering for the Electronic Judicial Domicile is being required within a timeframe. In 2023, banks and financial institutions were called to register. This year, it is time for corporate entities across the country, even if the company has no registered employees at the time. According to the Business Registration Panel of the Federal Government, 20 million active companies are expected to register for an Electronic Judicial Domicile.


The Notice No 01/2024, of 09th February 2024, of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MTE) established a schedule for compulsory use of the Electronic Judicial Domicile (DET), through the website


1st March 2024Employers from Groups 1 and 2 of eSocial

(Companies with annual gross revenue of over R$ 78 million and companies with gross revenue of up to R$ 78 million that have not adopted Simples Nacional Tax.)

1st May 2024Employers from Groups 3 and 4 of eSocial

(Companies that have adopted Simples Nacional, individual employers (except domestic employers), legal entity rural producer and non-profit entities and

governmental bodies and international organizations)

1st May 2024Domestic employers


Indeed, DET will be the official communication channel between Labour Inspection and the employers, even those that do not have registered employees at the time, including submitting required documents during tax proceedings.


It is worth noting that registration is not mandatory for small and micro companies that have an electronic address registered with the integrated system of the National Network for Simplification of Business Registration and Legalization (Redesim) and for individuals, although the CNJ recommends that everyone do so.


To assist users, Justice 4.0 Program and the Ministry of Labour and Employment have made available manual and tutorials, depicting registration, user management, and system access. These materials are available on the CNJ website and on DET of Labour Inspection Secretary website (


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Information: CNJ.