Employees in Mexico

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
48 hours per week (8 hours per day)
  • Maximum Duration
Maximum of three extra hours daily on a maximum of three times per week.
  • Night Hours
From 10 PM to 6 AM
Working Rest Day
From 6 AM to 8 PM
Paid Annual Vacation
After one year of work, without interruption, the employee has the right to six working days of paid vacation, it increases from two to twelve days for each year worked after that.
Retirement Age
65 years old
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
Minors, aged between 14 and 16 years old cannot work more than six hours per day, they do not have the right to work extra hours or holidays.
Informal Labor Market
According to the International Work Organization, there are 25.5 millions of persons in Mexico who work in the informal market (about 50% of the active population).

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
52.50 MXN  in the geographical area  A,  50.96 MXN in the geographical B, 49.50 MXN in the geographical C.  Consult the site of minimum wages  for  the geographical zones since the minimum wages per hour are modified every month.
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings in Mexico is MXN 5,660 (USD 430). For more information, consult National Minimum Salaries Commission
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
Overtime is paid double per each extra hour worked.  It cannot exceed more than 9 hours per week.
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
The worker is entitled to an additional 25% of his daily salary.
  • Pay For Night Hours
According to the minimum salary assigned to the geographical area, established by the National Minimum Salary Commission.
  • Pay For Overtime at Night
The extra night hours are paid double.

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
Health Insurance:  Medical assistance, maternity, disability, death, retirement.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 2 %.
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 10.5 %.
Competent Organization
Mexican Institute of Social Security
Institute of Security and Social Services for the State Workers
Ministry of Health

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    Enacted on May 1, 1970, the Mexican Labor Act (the “MLA”) governs all labor relations in Mexico falling under the scope of article 123, section A, of the Federal Constitution (which refers to private employment as opposed to bureaucratic employment). The spirit of the law is to provide protection to...

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