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Imminent regulation of the various uses of cannabis in Mexico
November, 2020

The Senate of the Republic initiated the process of discussing a law to regulate the various uses of cannabis. In principle, the purpose is to comply with a series of judicial decisions and proceedings that declared the unconstitutionality of the absolute prohibition of the personal use of the product and required the issuance of the necessary guidelines for its medicinal use. However, the legislative discussion also seeks to respond to the demands of an important part of the society to liberalize its use.

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Implementation of the labor reform
November, 2020

Following up on the labor reform of May 1, 2019, derogating and reforming various provisions of the Federal Labor Act and other secondary laws, we inform you that the first stage of implementation of said labor justice reform begins tomorrow.

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Bill Reforming the Federal Labor Act regarding subcontracting
November, 2020

As you know, there has been a lot of discussion concerning possible amendments to eliminate subcontracting schemes. Accordingly, yesterday the President of the Mexican Republic, together with the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, announced that a new Bill will be presented to the Chamber of Deputies to reform various provisions of the Federal Labor Act, the Social Security Act, the National Workers Housing Fund Institute Act, the Federal Tax Code, the Income Tax Act and the Value Added Tax Act, in relation to subcontracting (hereinafter, the Bill).

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Decree reforming certain articles of the Immigration and the Refugees, Complementary Protection and Political Asylum Acts regarding child migrants
November, 2020

On November 11, 2020 the decree amending certain articles of the Immigration Act and the Refugees, Complementary Protection and Political Asylum Regarding Child Immigrants Act was published in the Official Federal Gazette, with the primary purpose of promoting, protecting and defending the human rights of child and adolescent immigrants.

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Congress approves the Economic Package for 2021
November, 2020

On November 5, the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies approved the changes made by the Senate to the economic package for 2021 (“Economic Package”), which had been sent to that reviewing chamber on October 19.

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New Federal Industrial Property Protection Law
November, 2020

Today, November 5, 2020, the Federal Industrial Property Protection Law (LFPPI), published July 1, 2020, enters into force, abrogating the Industrial Property Law of 1991 and its subsequent reforms and additions.

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Issuance of the Protocol to Protect Corruption Whistleblowers
October, 2020

On October 19, 2020, the Ministry of the Public Function (“MPF” or the “Ministry”) published in the Federal Official Gazette, the Protocol to Protect Corruption Whistleblowers. This Protocol provides the guidelines for granting, implementing, and following up on measures aimed to protect whistleblowers, as we explain below.

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Entrance into force of certain obligations of the NOM-035-STPS-2018
October, 2020

On October 23, 2018, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare published the NOM-035-STPS-2018, for the identification, analysis and prevention of psychosocial risks at work, in the Official Federal Gazette, which indicated it would enter into force gradually and therefore certain matters would become mandatory one year after its publication and others two years afterwards.

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The Chamber of Deputies approved the amendments to the tax provisions for 2021
October, 2020

On October 19 and 20, 2020, the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies approved (i) the report of the draft decree that reforms, amends and eliminates various provisions of the Income Tax Law, the Value Added Tax Law and the Federal Tax Code; (ii) the report of the draft decree that issues the Federal Revenue Law for Fiscal Year 2021; and (iii) the report of the draft decree that reforms, amends and eliminates various provisions of the Federal Fees Law (“Draft Decrees”).

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The CRE imposes restrictions on modifying Self-Supply and Cogeneration Permits
October, 2020

On October 7, 2020, the Energy Regulatory Commission (“CRE”) published in the Official Federal Gazette the “Resolution of the Energy Regulatory Commission (“Resolution”) amending general administrative provisions (“Provisions”) that establish the terms for requesting authorization for the modification or transfer of power generation or electricity supply permits, contained in resolution number RES/390/2017.”

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