Adecco requests an extension for the registration of companies specialized in outsourcing

Note published on June 28 in El Contribuyente, Noticias [News] Section, by Diego Coto.
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Adecco México wants the process to be extended until the end of the year. Previously, the Nuevo León Institute of Public Accountants had requested an extension to 2022.

The reform on outsourcing entered into force on April 24. One of its key points is the 90-day deadline period for companies to switch subcontracted employees to their payroll.

We should recall that the reform prohibits subcontracting; instead, it allows contracting of specialized services. Companies offering these services must register in a special registry managed by the STPS [Department of Labor and Social Welfare] that began operating on May 24.

However, for the federal government, the reform will take effect in 2022. Faced with this scenario, the Nuevo León Institute of Public Accountants (ICPNL) asked for an extension for the entry into force for companies to be also in 2022.

This difference has already had important consequences for the reform. To date, 135 companies have filed amparo suits. Among the most important ones, we find PepsiCo, Sumesa, Siemens, Comercial Mexicana and Mary Kay Services. Additionally, there are several small and medium-sized companies whose line of business is outsourcing. The majority of the amparo suits derive from the difference of the date of entry into force for companies.

In an interview with El Economista, Óscar de la Vega, founding partner of De la Vega & Martínez Rojas, explained that the difference is a discriminatory factor. Additionally, this could open the door for more writs of amparo to be granted.

They ask for an extension again

This week, Francisco Martínez, CEO de Adecco México, requested another extension from the STPS. In an interview with Reforma, Martínez said that the platform of the Registry of Providers of Specialized Services or Specialized Works (REPSE) has technical issues and, for this reason, only eight thousand companies have registered so far.

This is a problem, because there are currently more than 100,000 companies that should register if they want to continue operating. On the other hand, the businessman says that many companies still do not know whether they will hire or fire personnel or have questions about other parts if the registration process. Given this scenario, the extension should be lengthened until the end of 2021, according to Martínez.

With information from Reforma and El Economista.