On Sept. 7, an earthquake measuring an 8.5 on the Richter scale hit the central and southern states of Mexico. Felt as far as Mexico City, roughly 500 miles away, it caused severe damage in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz. Many people lost their lives and their homes.
This event of nature has labor consequences as well. Some companies have suspended or terminated their normal activities because of the damage caused by the quake, but laws may indemnify them against legal action.