New Care Leave for Parents of Children with Cancer

New Legislation Enacted

On June 4, 2019, Mexico’s department of labor (STPS for its acronym in Spanish) published a Decree in the Official Gazette of the Federation, amending the social security and labor law, to allow parents to take leave time from work to care for children under the age of 16 who have been diagnosed with cancer and require cancer-related treatment, hospitalization or rest. The Decree takes effect on June 5, 2019. The insured working parent will enjoy a subsidy equivalent to 60% of the last contribution base salary registered by the employer with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), provided the employee meets the eligibility threshold.