Mexico has new teleworking regulations that were published today and will come into effect tomorrow.

The main actions that employers should implement under these new regulations are:

  • Update individual employment agreements for new employees who will be working remotely.
  • Draft agreements to include teleworking obligations for existing employees who are or will be working remotely.
  • Update collective bargaining agreements or internal labor regulations.
  • Determine the payment that will be made to employees for internet and electricity expenses and analyze the impact of such payment from a social security, tax and labor standpoint.
  • Keep record of the work tools (computers, ergonomic chairs, printers, etc.) and training provided to employees.

The Labor Ministry will have eighteen months to issue a Mexican Official Standard for the health and safety measures that should be implemented under this type of work.