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Amendments In Benefit Of Domestic Employees

Author:Mr Carlos Ferrán and Gerardo Valencia
Profession:Cuesta Campos Abogados

On July 2nd, 2019, various amendments regarding domestic employees were published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOF, by its acronym in Spanish). The main specifications of the decree are detailed hereunder:

Domestic employee is defined as a person who is rightfully remunerated for performing activities inherent to household perseverance and maintenance, regardless of whether the employer receives or not a direct economic benefit from the employee's work. People who sporadically perform domestic work or perform work in establishments that are not considered as a home for such purposes, are subject to the general provisions established in the Federal Labor Law and are not considered domestic employees. Domestic work must be documented by a written individual employment agreement. The working schedule must comply with the limits established by law. Domestic employees are entitled to receive benefits established by law, as well as mandatory access to social security. It is forbidden to hire a domestic employee under the age of fifteen years. The employer is exempt from the obligation to reinstate the domestic employee by paying a severance package. It is important to note that, in addition to the general provisions, gender violence and discrimination at the workplace...

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