16 July 2020 – We are pleased to present you with Issue No. 8 of L&E Global’s weekly client circular, Reimagining Employment Law In the Era of the Coronavirus, bringing you the latest insights on the COVID-19 crisis and related employment law developments from across the globe.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico, the Decent Work Unit and the General Directorate of Federal Labour Inspections responsible for the Labour and Social Welfare Ministry (hereinafter “LSWM”), under the institutional coordination of Alejandro Salafranca Vázquez, have designated the inspectors of all the Federal Labour Dependencies to visit several workplaces, daily, to perform Extraordinary Inspections regarding hygiene and safety. 

The inspection visit is strict and rigorous; therefore it is necessary to have all documentation and information current and up to date, with the objective to mitigate any possible risk and avoid either a sanction or fine, even the closure of the workplace, under the threat that if the inspection does not take place, COFEPRIS and the Federal Prosecution Office will be informed.

The LSWM will require documentary evidence to:
  • (i) Prove if the activities performed in the workplace are essential or not
  • (ii) Demonstrate the existence of a COVID Committee;
  • (iii) Verify the compliance with NOM-30-STPS (official standards) and the rest of NOMS-STPS which will be applicable to the workplace;
  • (iv) Corroborate the constitution, function and resolution of the Joint Committee for Safety and Hygiene;
  • (v) Verify the protocols for entrance, sanitation, entrance and exist filters, dining rooms, bathrooms, employee transportation, physical separation barriers;
  • (vi) Review the Employee Protection Equipment (“EPE”) specifically for COVID-19;
  • (vii) Confirm the existence of records for the capacitation to employees provided by the Mexican Social Security Institute (MSSI) officers;
  • (viii) Review the documentation about those employees working in a home office and list of vulnerable groups;
  • (ix) Confirm the compliance with the Action Plan for Workplaces COVID-19, issued by the LSWM;
  • (x) Review the compliance of the self-evaluation before the MSSI, through its electronic platform, which is mandatory for activities considered as essentials and optional for those considered as not essential;
  • (xi) Any other document regarding the economic turn.
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» France
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» Mexico
Extraordinary Inspections regarding Labor Matters derived from COVID-19 Pandemic
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