This year is very important for the development of children’s rights. Workers in Mexico because many proposals have been launched to protect them and here we will tell you about the latest, the reform of “Silla Law” and the MORE that they must pay companies for violating it.
To others job centers coercion is common workers a stay on your feet all day at work An example of this is the staff of commercial stores, department stores, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping centers, hotels or security personnel, the above due to the false belief that the staff sitting causes a “no good image”, however the effects of the health of workers.
What does the “Silla Law” reform consist of?
That is why the Citizen Movement party presented on September 5 before the Senate of the Republic a reform initiative named “Silla Law” which consists of forcing the companies to give chairs with back support for your staff so that they have periods of holiday and thus avoid health problems created by standing for long hours.
“Employers or their representatives are prohibited from: Forcing workers to remain standing throughout the working day and, in the case of incompatible duties, prohibiting them from sitting from time to time during the perform their duties.” can be read in the reform of Federal Labor Law.
This is how this initiative proposes to change article 132 of the LFT, however, for the rest of the work sectors, the initiative will only apply if during the progress of their work the safety of people. to stand for a long time.
What is the fine for not following the Silla Law?
Because this reform seeks to protect the rights of workers, in the case of companies fail to comply with Chair Law If approved, they are entitled to a economic fine from 25 thousand to 250 thousand pesos and in the centers where these cases are recurring, it can be suspended temporarily.
What health hazards arise from standing all day at work?
Currently this reform is called Chair Law It is debated in Senate committees, where if approved it will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies. It should be noted that the proposal points out that there is scientific evidence that people who stand for a long time are likely to have a double risk of suffering from heart disease. In addition, other health problems that you are more likely to face are:
- Muscle pain
- plantar fasciitis
- Venous deficiency
- Knee injuries
- Lower back pain
- Appearance of varicose veins