Mexico has recently issued a wide range of regulations to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and protect public health. Notably, the Federal Health Ministry and the Mexican Social Security Institute have issued special restrictions and recommendations with regard to the return to work of individuals classified as part of vulnerable groups, who, due to pre-existing conditions or illnesses, are at a greater risk of complications or even death if they contract COVID-19.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect every aspect of life, employers must ensure that they are up to date with their obligations towards employees. This article answers employers' FAQs, including with regard to the financial support available to employees, the measures introduced to facilitate remote working, the processes for implementing dismissals during the pandemic and employers' obligations in terms of health and safety during the return to work.
As a result of the negotiations of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the amendment to the Constitution on 1 May 2019, a decree amending, supplementing and derogating from several provisions of the Federal Labour Law on labour justice, freedom of association and collective bargaining was published in the Federal Official Gazette. This article highlights changes that employers should expect to come into force in 2020.