10 points at 7 days of the Executive Order that shutdowns non-essential activities.
- There is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the criteria to determine what the essential activities are.
- Each state in the country is applying its criteria both to define what is “essential activity” and for the labor treatment of the period of suspension.
Formally, “CISA” operations are neither essential activities nor services related to essential.
There is no formal process to certify the activity as essential. For that reason, each company must do an essential self-assessment and document why it is essential and how it complies with health and preventive regulations and be prepared for the inspection of the company.
Some authorities have determined that a company cannot have more than 50 employees in a given time and must comply with the rules of healthy distance.
- Social media. Employees have gone to social media to air their opinions about companies. You have to be careful about what documents are given to employees because the documents end up in these networks.
Some employees of companies carrying out essential activities are not showing up to work. Companies must implement HR preventive strategies to avoid that the individual disagreements of workers can become collective conflicts.
If you are not doing it and if your company is a “CISA” company, you must lobby in the United States in order to persuade the Mexican government to consider them as essential.
The guidelines related to “irreversible effects” clarification by the federal government apply only to those who are manufacturing, not using or manufacturing products containing steel, cement or glass.
The federal and state governments have been very slow or reluctant to recognize that the maquiladora industry forms an essential production chain in the United States. Also, there are, and are not expected to be, financial support or tax incentives for companies.
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