Counsel to IEnova
As a result of the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak (“COVID-19“), and the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), the governments of several countries have taken strict measures to prevent the spread; however, it is not only governments but also workplaces, that must take action to prevent the spread of the virus.
In Mexico, the Federal Executive Power may declare the health contingency through decree published in the Federal Official Gazette and establish, for the time deemed necessary, the restricted location or locations, as well as the measures that aim to prevent and combat health damage from COVID-19.
Therefore, in the event that the health contingency is declared, according to the applicable labor legislation, workplaces must abide the following:
In the event the contingency does not order labor suspension:
In the event the contingency orders labor suspension:
Regardless of any governmental measure, it is recommended that necessary measures be implemented in the workplace to prevent the spread among employees.
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