Mexican COVID-19 Traffic Light Monitoring System – March 2022 #2 | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, CP

The Mexican federal government has indicated that the National Health Council will soon decree the end of the pandemic in Mexico. The expected announcement follows signs that COVID-19 cases are dropping significantly, with levels of community transmission low enough for the government to designate all but one of Mexico’s thirty-two states green status under the system. bi-weekly pandemic surveillance.

States in green status under the four-tier traffic light system can operate without restriction. The only state that is not in green status is Querétaro, which is in yellow status – one level below green status. States in this status are required to limit on-site business and social capacity to 75% of normal capacity, among other measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

The surveillance system, set up in June 2020, is used to alert residents to the epidemiological risks of COVID-19 and provide guidance on restrictions of certain activities in each of the country’s states. Below is a map for the period March 7-20, 2022, showing the level of risk of COVID-19 in each of the states and the capital.

This table shows each state’s traffic light status and, where applicable, variations between federal and local traffic light states based on publications from the Federal Department of Health and state reports provided by each state. Although several states in the past have self-designated traffic light statuses different from those assigned by the federal government, only two have assigned different statuses. statewide for the current period. Oaxaca has determined it will operate under yellow status conditions, while Querétaro has determined it will operate under green status conditions. Puebla and Veracruz have assigned different levels of status to regions or municipalities than the federal government’s green status designations.

News from the Senate and the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico

The Senate of the Republic and the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico have also been responsible for recent developments important to employers.

Senate of the Republic

On March 15, 2022, the Senate voted to ratify International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 190, which recognizes the right of everyone to work in an environment free from violence and harassment. ILO Convention 190 also establishes a definition of violence and harassment at work.

supreme court of justice

The Supreme Court of Justice recently handed down a case law (case law) in which the court established that the claims for social security benefits related to (i) the payment of a severance pension in the event of advanced age and old age, (ii) the reimbursement of contributions and (iii) the payment of contributions before the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the Institute of the National Workers’ Housing Fund (INFONAVIT) and the Managers of the Pension Funds (AFORE) will have to exhaust the compulsory stage of prejudicial conciliation.

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