Around 60% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are in breach of some of the current labor regulations. According to a recent report by Thomson Reuters, it is highlighted that the main strategic priority for 61% of the compliance teams of these companies is to stay updated on regulatory changes in this area.

The nature of labor compliance obligations imposes a significant burden on SMEs, which are often constrained by financial and staffing limitations. This translates into difficulties in implementing a comprehensive management system, hiring full-time compliance staff, or accessing technologies that facilitate and expedite processes related to regulatory compliance.

Among the labor obligations they must meet are:

  • The implementation of an Equality Plan to promote gender equity.
  • Ensuring Occupational Risk Prevention to guarantee safety at work.
  • Adopting a Harassment Protocol to address cases of sexual or gender discrimination.
  • Compliance with Data Protection regulations to safeguard information privacy.
  • Reserving a percentage of the workforce for people with disabilities in accordance with LISMI regulations.
  • Ensuring digital disconnection of workers outside working hours.

Failure to meet these obligations can result in severe penalties, such as fines and legal actions, which could threaten the operational continuity of the company.

In summary, it is essential for SMEs to comply with their labor obligations to avoid penalties and ensure the well-being of employees and the continuity of the company.

We invite you to visit our previous post  “Important Reminder: Key Labor Obligations for all Companies“.

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