Mexico City, May 3, 2022.
On April 28, 2022, a decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation amending Section IX of Article 132 and Section V of Article 204 of the Federal Labor Law.
In this regard, the reform imposes on employers the obligation to grant their employees the necessary time to exercise their right to vote in popular elections, recall processes and for the performance of jury, electoral and census services, when such activities must be performed within their working hours. Last April 10, 2022, the consultation for the revocation of mandate was carried out, which was not contemplated in the Federal Labor Law, which caused employers to have doubts about the obligation to allow their workers the necessary time to exercise their right to vote.
Likewise, it is established that those employers who have workers rendering their services on ships will have the obligation to grant them sufficient time to participate in popular elections and recall processes, provided that the safety of the ship allows it and does not hinder their departure at the established date and time.
In this sense, new obligations are assigned to employers, who must take the necessary measures so that their employees can participate in the aforementioned activities during their normal workday.
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