The Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice warned that companies must ensure that their allies or business partners “follow decent work standards” and promote compliance with labor laws.
The ruling indicates that companies are equally responsible for non-compliance with labor matters committed by their business partners and, in that sense, they must ensure that they “effectively comply with their obligations as employers .”
“Companies have the capacity to influence to prevent the negative consequences in which they may be involved as a result of non-compliance with labor laws of their business partners and, to that extent, the institution of joint liability fulfills a social function. “adequate by serving as a guarantee for the payment of unpaid labor debts of contractors and/or subcontractors in a value chain” (sic), indicates the judgment.
The Court made the decision when approving a conviction against a company that offered savings plans so people could buy a car.
That company has a business alliance with a Country Motors dealer, who was ordered to pay part of the labor debt owed by Country Motors to one of the advisers who sold its savings plans for four years.
«The Court does not consider that joint liability contradicts the constitutional principle of good faith or imposes excessive burdens on employers, because, it is worth insisting, it has reasonable objectives to -adjust to the needs of guaranteeing decent work throughout the “productive chains. “end of the decision.