April 6th, 2020
México COVID-19, News
The Federal Labor Law states that in work suspension under Sanitary Emergency on grounds of Force Majeure, it will be the conciliation and arbitration board that determines the amount of compensation based on the worker’s salary for up to one month. A mutual agreement should be seek between employer and employee. The Federal Labor Defense Office “PROFEDET” addresses some frequently asked questions about the labor situation and COVID-19. Full Article in Spanish
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Measures to protect employees at risk.
Now that Mexico is in a Sanitary Emergency due to Force Majeure, if a company is one of those who can continue to work, the employees under the following description should be send home immediately with full pay and benefits:
Recommendations for employers and HR departments.
The Mexican Labor Authorities, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, have created some Guidelines for Workplaces. Here are some temporary recommendations and preventive measures. Full article in Spanish