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Aleyda Aviles-Rodriguez

Aleyda Elizabeth Aviles-Rodriguez is an associate in Baker McKenzie's social security practice. She is experienced in consulting on compensation and salary schemes, payments of social security dues to the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and the National Workers' Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT), supporting clients with regard to requests and tax-related actions from tax authorities; and advising on the resolution of conflicts before administrative and litigation authorities, the Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Justice, and district and collegiate courts.

The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) recently issued a resolution authorizing a strategy to determine whether certain serious Covid-19 cases qualify as an occupational illness. The strategy is effective until the end of the health emergency declared by the General Health Council.

The resolution could have serious implications for companies because deaths or temporary disabilities derived from Covid-19 and classified as a professional risk, or permanent partial or total disabilities, will affect the accident rate in the company. This affects, and could increase, an employer’s fees in this area of insurance.

The government will deploy a training program for IMSS’ medical personnel. Training will be provided based on the guidelines for the proactive qualification of professional risks due to Covid-19 published by IMSS on 31 December 2020.