The Impact of the New Trade Agreement: Significant Changes for American & Canadian Companies Doing Business in Mexico

Event Start Date:
September 9, 2020
Event End Date:
September 9, 2020
Event Venue:

David Fortney will be speaking at this ELA webinar on September 9th at 2:00 PM Eastern.

The purpose of this new tri-lateral trade agreement is to help level the playing field in terms of total labor costs in all three countries. The agreement imposes certain liabilities on U.S. and Canadian employers doing business in Mexico and will dramatically affect workers in Mexico and the ability to unionize their workplace.  Also joining the conference will be Matthew Levin, Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, offering his perspective.

This session will provide an overview of this agreement and offer practical guidance for U.S. and Canadian companies employing workers in Mexico.

Topics to be discussed will include:
Overview of key changes
Strengthening Mexican labor unions and employee collective bargaining rights
Enforcement mechanisms
Risks and penalties for non-compliance
Practical advice on how to implement new rules & workplace standards

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Featured Speaker:
Matthew Levin
U.S. Office of Trade and Labor Affairs
U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Participating ELA Speakers:
Susan T. Spradley (moderator)

David S. Fortney

Juan Carlos De La Vega

Gregory J. Heywood