What do companies as different as those in the metallurgical, maquila, electronics and automotive industries all have in common?
To this day, at least four companies in those industries have been accused of labor violations under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
At the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement new labor obligations and their respective sanctions came into action for companies established in Mexico. Many of these obligations go beyond the stablished in the Mexican Labor Law.
Companies failing to comply the new obligations can face serious consequences such as export restrictions for products manufactured in Mexico.
We foresee USMCA labor complaints will be increasing in the coming months as they are a simple tool that could be filed by employees, unions and even competitors.
Complaints could be filed anonymously through a hotline system based in the U.S. and Canada.
Unfortunately, most companies are not aware of the new obligations which represent a risk factor for its operations.
Lack of knowledge and training are risk factors that need to be addressed as soon as possible.
In response, companies should consider reviewing their compliance programs with particular attention to labor procedures and protocols.
The lawyers at the labor & employment practice of EC Rubio have successfully implemented compliance programs for diverse companies to meet the new USMCA labor requirements and remain available for further questions or assistance.
Labor & Social Security
Javier Canseco / [email protected]
Ana María Becerra / [email protected]
Perla Arreola / [email protected]
Roberto Álvarez Malo / [email protected]
Isaac Corral / [email protected]
Rogelio Sánchez / [email protected]