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By October 23, 2020, employers with operations in Mexico will be required to conduct surveys every two years of their workforces on a variety of mental health-related issues – or risk non-compliance with NOM-035. Formally referred to as the Mexican Official Standard NOM-035-STPS-2018, the regulation requires employers to implement several measures in addition to the survey compliance requirements to identify, analyze and prevent work-related psychosocial risks.
Mental health continues to be a growing and important issue for employers, in Mexico and beyond. While the measures are likely to benefit companies in the long-term – recent data show that Mexico has the highest rate of workplace stress in the world, with 75% of employees suffering from work-related stress – conducting, assessing and acting on these surveys can be a burden for in-house counsel and HR leadership.
With the Littler NOM-035 Survey, employers get the deep knowledge of the world’s largest labor and employment law firm combined with proprietary technology that offers the following key features:
This tool, combined with our in-depth experience counseling Mexican employers through initial NOM-035 deadlines, provides companies with comprehensive and value-driven services, ensuring that the latest compliance requirements are met accurately, privately and efficiently.
“What sets Littler apart is not only our vast knowledge of workplace compliance requirements, but the technology solutions we develop to make employers’ lives easier. The Littler NOM-035 Survey is part and parcel of this long history of innovation. The data-driven tool, in tandem with our experienced counsel, provides clients with strategic insights that drive effective compliance and overall healthier workplaces.”
– Mónica Schiaffino, Shareholder, Littler Mexico