Nora M. Villalpando Badillo joined Ogletree Deakins in July 2019. Previously, she was a partner in a local boutique firm where she led the Labor Practice in consulting and litigation (2019). Previously, she worked in the legal area of labor relations of the telecommunications company Telmex (2011) and prior in an important labor firm in Mexico City as an adviser and litigator. Nora is fluent in Spanish and English.
Insights by Nora M. Villalpando Badillo
On June 8, 2023, the final version of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-037-STPS-2023 Telework-Safety and Health Conditions (NOM-037) was published in Mexico’s Official Gazette of the Federation.
Mexico Amends the Regulation of the Registry of Providers of Specialized Services or Specialized Works (REPSE)
On February 3, 2023, Mexico’s Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social) (STPS) published in the Official Gazette of the Federation an amendment to the guidelines regarding the Registry of Specialized Services Providers or Specialized Works (“REPSE,” for its acronym in Spanish), related to the provision of outsourcing services.
On December 1, 2022, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that, unanimously, the business and labor sectors, as well as the government, had agreed to increase the minimum wage by 20 percent for 2023, which will be applicable in the Free Zone of the Northern Border (Zona Libre de la Frontera Norte or ZLFN), as well as the wage applicable in the rest of the country.
On October 23, 2018, Mexico’s Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) issued Official Standard 035, “Psychosocial Risk Factors at Work—Identification, Analysis, and Prevention” (NOM-035-STPS-2018), to “identify, analyze, and prevent psychosocial risk factors, as well as to promote a favorable organizational environment in the workplace.” Implementation of NOM-035 was phased in over time, based on employer size, and the standard became effective for all workplaces on October 23, 2020. An overview of employers’ compliance obligations under the standard follows below.
The Mexican National Commission on Minimum Wages (Comisión Nacional de los Salarios Mínimos or CONASAMI) approved, by a majority vote on December 01, 2021, an increase to the daily minimum wage applicable in Mexico (including the corresponding amount applicable in the Free Zone of the North Border (Zona Libre de la Frontera Norte or ZLFN).
On April 23, 2021, an amendment to the Mexican Labor Law was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. Below are the key points about the amendment and how they will affect employers that outsource or subcontract work.