The request made to Union Congress to grant a five-month extension to carry out the implementation of the labour reform in 12 states, it is due “to the fact that the change is of such magnitude that a very important budget and the efforts of many people specialized in the subject are required for it to move forward. It is one of the greatest changes that our country has undergone in terms of administration and administration of justice,” said Germán de la Garza de Vecchi, Lead Partner of Labor Services at Deloitte Mexico.
At the First Ordinary Meeting of this 2022, the Coordination Council for the Implementation of the Reform of the Labor Justice System (CCIRSJL), agreed to request an extension, since the entities of Mexico City, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, are not in a position to comply with the labor changes in May, so it was requested that they be carried out until October of this year.
The foregoing implies that “at the individual level, the Federal and Local Labor Courts begin their functions until October of this year, as well as the conciliatory functions of the Federal Center for Conciliation and Labor Registration and the Local Conciliation Centers, which will lead to increase the workload and backlog of the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards, both Federal and Local, who must continue to receive new demands until the Courts come into operation and which, given the new wave of Covid-19 infections, will surely come many delays in the Meetings and this will expand its operation”, estimated Adrián Castillo, partner of D&M Abogados.
Meanwhile, in the collective sphere they will be the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards those who continue to receive collective disputes, as well as summons to strike and revisions of the Collective Labor Contracts, thus delaying the establishment of the new rules applicable to more than half of the country.
It is worth noting that in this last stage of implementation of the reform, the states with the highest number of lawsuits processed before the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards, with the exception of the State of Mexico, and thus “delaying the establishment of the new system of labor lawsuits inevitably implies the extension of the life of the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards, so the cost that it will represent will take more years.”