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Mexican reform on labor exploitation
On June 7, 2024, a reform to the General Law for Preventing, Sanctioning, and Eradicating Crimes Related to Human Trafficking and for the Protection and Assistance of Victims of These Crimes (the “Law”) was published in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF”).
Employer’s obligations on election days
What will happen in Mexico next Sunday, July 2? Mexico will hold an historic vote to elect the President of the Republic, in addition to renewing the Congress of the Union, governors, senators, local congresses, local deputies and mayors in different states of the Republic.
Mexican supreme court rules on the limit to profit sharing for employees
The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico resolved, under the constitutional shelter appeal 633/2023 (“Amparo Trial” in Spanish), the constitutionality of section VIII of article 127 of the Federal Labor Law and the Guide for complying with profit sharing obligations (the “Guide”), issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare.
Paternity leave draft reform
On December 12, 2023, the House of Representatives of the Mexican Congress approved the Draft Decree amending and adding various provisions of the Federal Labor Law (“LFT” for its acronym in Spanish) and the Federal Law of Workers in the Service of the State, Regulatory of Section B) of Article 123 of the Mexican Constitution (the “Draft”), through which it is intended to increase paternity leave in the event of birth and/or adoption of an infant.
REPSE Renewal
On February 21, 2024, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (“STPS” for its acronym in Spanish) issued an agreement amending the Ministerial Order that sets forth the general provisions for the registration of individuals or legal entities that provide specialized services or execute specialized works referred to in Article 15 of the Federal Labor Law (the “REPSE Order”).
Increase in the value of the UMA for the year 2024
On January 10, 2024, the National Institute of Geography and Statistics published in the Federal Official Gazette the increase of the Measurement and Updating Unit (hereinafter “UMA” for its acronym in Spanish) for the year 2024.
Increase in the minimum wage in Mexico for the year 2024
On December 12, 2023, a resolution issued by the Council of Representatives of the National Minimum Wage Commission was published in the Federal Official Gazette, which established the new general and professional minimum wages effective as of January 1, 2024.
Mexican official standard for the safety and well-being of remote workers is published.
On Thursday, June 8, 2023, the Mexican Official Standard NOM-037-STPS-2023 Teleworking – Safety conditions in the workplace was published in the Federal Official Gazette (hereinafter the “NOM” for its acronym in Spanish), which covers basic labor rights, occupational safety and health, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, fair remuneration, working hours, social protection, employment contracts, data protection and privacy, computer security, employer liability and other aspects of online work.
Deadline to legitimize the collective bargaining agreements of Mexican companies
As a result of the 2019 labor reform, labor unions in Mexican companies are required to consult the collective bargaining agreement (hereinafter “CCT” for its acronym in Spanish) so that workers can exercise their vote in a democratic manner and express their agreement or disagreement with the conditions set forth in the CCT.
“Menstrual leave” proposal sent to the Mexican Congress
This past February, the Congress of Mexico City approved two initiatives that seek to amend various federal labor laws in order to grant work permits (also known as “Menstrual Leave”) to menstruating persons who have disabling dysmenorrhea.