Littler Global Guide - Mexico - Q4 2018

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New Minimum Wages and Geographical Zones Confirmed

New Order or Decree

Author: Mónica Schiaffino, Shareholder & Tania Terrazas, Associate — Littler Mexico

On December 26, 2018, Mexico's National Minimum Wage Commission (CONASAMI for its acronym in Spanish) published in the Official Gazette of the Federation its resolution establishing the new general and professional minimum wages, effective January 1, 2019, and confirming the new geographical regions for minimum wage purposes. The minimum wage in the Northern Border’s Free Zone will be $176.72 Mexican pesos per daily work shift, while the minimum wage for the General Minimum Wage Zone will be $102.68 Mexican pesos per daily work shift.

New Regulations to Prevent and Address Psychological Risks in the Workplace

New Order or Decree

Author: David E. Leal González, Shareholder & Ignacio D. Bermúdez Elizondo, Associate — Littler Mexico

On October 23, 2018, Mexico’s Labor Ministry (known as STPS for its acronym in Spanish) published in its Official Gazette of the Federation regulations requiring all employers in Mexico to establish, implement, maintain and disseminate a policy for the prevention of psychological risks in the workplace. The policy must inform employees of the employer’s adopted measures to prevent psychological risks and procedures for filing a complaint. The new regulations will become effective on October 23, 2019, with some special provisions coming into effect on October 23, 2020.

New Immigration Policy Program Seeks to Restructure National Institute of Migration

Proposed Bill or Initiative

Author: Mónica Schiaffino, Shareholder & Carola Vidal, Associate — Littler Mexico

On December 19, 2018, Mexico's Secretary of Interior and the Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration (INM for its acronym in Spanish) announced the “Migration Policy Program 2018-2024,” an initiative to restructure and modernize the INM. The main objectives of the program are to enhance respect for immigrants’ human rights, regulate mobility across the Central American and southeastern Mexican regions, guarantee the transparency of the immigration process, and prioritize the interests and repatriation of Mexicans living abroad.

Senate Passes Bill Granting School-Related Leave to Working Parents

Proposed Bill or Initiative

Author: Rogelio Alanis Robles, Associate — Littler Mexico

On December 5, 2018, Mexico's Senate Joint Commissions on Education and Legislative Studies approved a bill to amend the Education General Law and the Federal Labor Law to grant working parents the legal right to take time off from work to participate in their children’s school activities. This initiative — pending approval by Mexico's House of Representatives — would require the Ministry of Labor to implement the necessary regulations to allow flexibility for working parents to take school-related leave without being required to make up that time so long as they provide proof of such school activities.

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