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3 June 2021, the Law for Transparency, Prevention and Combating Improper Practices in Advertising Contracting (“Advertising Law”) was published in the Official Gazette1. The new Advertising Law went into effect on 1 September 2021. The Mexican Competition Authority (COFECE) issued Emergency Regulations, establishing the procedures for filing a complaint, the investigatory process, and ruling for complaints of violations under the new Advertising Law.

With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

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With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

In this Quick Chat video, Baker McKenzie’s Labor and Employment lawyers discuss the new Federal guidelines based on the stop-light color system for States to follow when issuing regulations during the third wave of COVID-19 in Mexico. We also review changes to the criteria for employees to be considered vulnerable personnel, and share six tips for employers to keep in mind when implementing preventative measures in the workplace.

On 5 August, Legal500 and Baker McKenzie held an employment law roundtable discussing best practices for LATAM employers navigating the new normal. Tatiana Garcés (Colombia), Javiera Medina (Mexico) and Leticia Ribeiro (Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil) were joined by general counsels Gabriela Rodríguez (Stryker) and Catalina Robledo (Nissan). Together, the panel shared insights around remote work, hybrid work and managing mental health issues in the workplace.

We are committed to creating cultures of integrity expanding through initiatives that help us strengthen ethics, compliance, and responsibility on a day-to-day basis with sustainable results. As a result we developed the Compliance Community Connect videos to help our clients and friends. Baker McKenzie Associate, Gerardo Calderon, talks about Antitrust in this second installment of Compliance Community Connect.

Welcome to our Virtual Global Trade Conference, a virtual offering for all our clients and friends worldwide. Baker McKenzie’s international trade compliance lawyers from around the world discussed the major developments impacting international trade. The sessions include trade policy, exports, sanctions, customs, China trade developments and trade developments.

Welcome to Quick Chats for the Mexican Workplace, Baker McKenzie’s Labor and Employment video chat series for Mexican employers. In each on-demand episode, our lawyers provide insights and quick, practical tips on today’s most pressing issues and legal developments impacting employers operating in Mexico, including COVID-19 reopening developments and other trending topics.

On June 23, 2021, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and US Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register a notification of continuation of temporary travel restrictions at land ports of entry and ferries between the United States and Mexico from June 22, 2021 to July 21, 2021, unless amended or rescinded prior to that time.

On 11 May 2021, the ”Draft Modification of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-151-SCFI-2016, Requirements to be observed for the conservation of data messages and digitalization of documents, published on 30 March 2017” (”Project”) was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. The Project aims to regulate and approve the rules applicable to the communication and transmission of data messages through ”certified electronic communications.”