Domestic Work. Official Gazette of the Federation
Domestic Work. On July 2, 2019, it was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, the amendment, addition, and modification of several articles of the Federal Labor Law related to domestic workers. The definition was modified to read as follows:
“The domestic worker is someone who gets paid for taking care, cleaning, assisting or any other activity inherent to housework in the framework of an employment relationship that does not mean to the employer a direct economic benefit, according to the daily hours or weekly days established in the Law ”.
The following working conditions stand out:
- The employer will be exempted from the obligation to reinstate the domestic worker, by paying the compensation determined by the Federal Labor Law (LFT by its acronym in Spanish).
- Hiring teenagers less than fifteen years of age for domestic work is prohibited.
- Is not considered a domestic worker those: who performs domestic work only occasionally or sporadically or who provides cleaning services, in hotels, care homes, restaurants, bars, hospitals, sanatoriums, schools, boarding schools, and other analog establishments.
- They will have the following benefits and will be in the mandatory social security scheme: vacations, vacation bonuses, rest days and bonus payments.
- It’ll be considered as unjustified dismissal of domestic workers all the reasons foreseen in the LFT, as well as those that occur due to gender-based violence at work in an explicit manner and discrimination.
- They may terminate the employment relationship at any time, notifying the employer eight days in advance.
- The employer may terminate the employment relationship within the first thirty days, and at any time by notifying the domestic worker eight days in advance.
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