Time off to participate in the current presidential revocation of mandate process
The Mexican Senate recently approved a reform allowing the government to promote a referendum process enabling Mexican citizens to decide on whether they would like to revoke the presidential mandate before its term due to loss of confidence. On 10 April 2022, the Mexican government held such a referendum, and Mexican citizens supported current President López Obrador.
Mexican citizens have until 25 December 2022, to sign a petition supporting the referendum, which can only be enforced with at least 3% of eligible voters.
Employers are mandated to grant their employees with necessary unpaid time off to participate in such revocation of mandate process so long as their leave does not disturb business operations. Employers will not be required to grant their employees a full day off nor do they need to pay triple time for employees who decide to work instead of participating in such process.
Work that may result in death or serious health issues
Employers are now mandated to consider the use of technology and other creative work tools when the nature of an employee’s work may result in their death or serious health issues. Forthcoming regulations are expected to be published to explain what technologies and work tools may be considered by employers.