On December 7, 2017, Senators Tereso Medina and Isaias Gonzalez submitted a bill for the Senate’s approval which creates the Federal Institute for Conciliation and Labor Registrations and amends several ordinances on labor justice
The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare is working on a project to create the National Agency on Health and Safety at the workplace which purpose is to strengthen the actions to prevent work hazards and protect the employees while performing their duties
The National Commission for Minimum Wages (CONASAMI) used the Independent Recovery Amount (MIR) and increased the general minimum daily wage (Mx $80.04 pesos) in Mx $5.00 pesos. Over the new amount (Mx $85.04 pesos) the 3.9% increase was anticipated, with what starting on December 1, 2017 the general minimum daily wage will be Mx $88.36 pesos. On the other hand, the professional minimum wages in force since December 1, 2017 were also increased in 3.9 %.
The National Commission for Minimum Wages (CONASAMI) convened a meeting for November 21 to discuss a possible increase to the minimum wage between 10% and 12.5%. A decision shall be made before November 30. The discussion will take place in parallel to the Fifth Round of Negotiations of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), where the labor topic was treated.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare called the National Commission for Minimum Wages (CONASAMI) to a meeting where a possible increase to the minimum wage will be discussed upon the Labor Congress’s request
During the first round of negotiations of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada delivered a text based on the need to comply with the 8 Fundamental Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Mexico has ratified 7 of the 8 Fundamental ILO Conventions and is likely to also ratify Convention No. 98, which is still pending
On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Government officially published and served the Canadian and Mexican Governments with a document entitled “Summary of Objectives for NAFTA Renegotiation” which introduces a substantial chapter on labor rights. This new labor chapter of NAFTA basically addresses the same concerns as the Trans Pacific Partnership (“TPP”): freedom of association, right to collective bargaining, minimum living wages, fair and transparent labor justice.
Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice issued a binding opinion according to which when a female worker alleges having been dismissed due to her pregnancy, the defendant (employer) has the burden of showing in trial that the causes for dismissal were different.
Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice issued a binding opinion according to which, if, during a trial, there is controversy regarding the length of the ordinary work journey and, indirectly, on the extraordinary work journey of an upper-level trustworthy employee holding the position of Director, Administrator or Manager, given the minimum possibility that the employer generates attendance controls for such employees, the burden of proof is on the employee, because the employer is not in a better position to accredit such fact.
The Chamber of Representatives approved a bill that amends Sections 513, 515 and adds Section 151 Bis to the Mexican Federal Labor Law to update the Tables of work illnesses and valuation of permanent disabilities resulting from work hazards. The bill was passed on to the Senate for its approval.