March 14, 2018

New Rules for Sanctions to Employers Provided in the Mexican Federal Labor Law

Holland & Knight Alert

Leer en Español: Se Publican Nuevos Lineamientos para la Imposición de Sanciones Previstas en la Ley Federal del Trabajo

The Mexico Federal Official Gazette, on March 12, 2018, published the "General Rules for applying fines provided in article 530 Bis of the Mexican Federal Labor Law."

The rules set forth the mechanism for fining an employer or labor union up to US$450 when it misses an appointment set by the Ministry of Labor.

This sanction was already provided by the Mexican Federal Labor Law. However, in practice it was not applied. It is likely that with the enactment of these latest rules, applying this sanction will become common practice when employers miss the conciliation meetings set by the Ministry of Labor.

Based on the foregoing, it is important for employers and labor unions to attend to all Ministry of Labor notifications received in order to prevent unnecessary sanctions.

Information contained in this alert is for the general education and knowledge of our readers. It is not designed to be, and should not be used as, the sole source of information when analyzing and resolving a legal problem. Moreover, the laws of each jurisdiction are different and are constantly changing. If you have specific questions regarding a particular fact situation, we urge you to consult competent legal counsel.

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