Mandatory Vacation Days Under Mexico’s Federal Labor Law: What Employers Need to Know

Regardless of hierarchy or job position, employees in Mexico are entitled to paid vacation days as a statutory mandatory benefit. Vacation days shall be granted to employees at least pursuant to the minimum statutory terms set forth in Mexico’s Federal Labor Law (FLL). This article highlights the key points of the FLL’s requirements related to the vacation entitlement.

Mexican Government Issues Final Health and Safety Standard for Remote Employees

On June 8, 2023, the final version of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-037-STPS-2023 Telework-Safety and Health Conditions (NOM-037) was published in Mexico’s Official Gazette of the Federation. Quick Hits Mexico’s federal government recently issued a final workplace safety and health standard for teleworkers. Employers’ main obligations consist of (i) maintaining an updated list of all

Legitimation of Collective Bargaining Agreements in Mexico: What Employers Need to Know Now

On July 31, 2019, Mexico’s Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (Secretaria del Trabajo y Previsión Social (STPS)) published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación, or DOF) the protocol for the legitimation of a currently existing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in compliance with Transitory Article Eleven of the official decree published in the DOF on May 1, 2019. The objective of the legitimation process is to provide certainty to unionized employees, making sure they know the terms of the applicable CBA and their union.

Mexico’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase on January 1, 2023

On December 1, 2022, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that, unanimously, the business and labor sectors, as well as the government, had agreed to increase the minimum wage by 20 percent for 2023, which will be applicable in the Free Zone of the Northern Border (Zona Libre de la Frontera Norte or ZLFN), as well as the wage applicable in the rest of the country.

Mexico’s Pending Health and Safety Rules on Teleworking: What Do Employers Need to Know?

On January 11, 2021, the federal government published a decree in the Official Gazette of the Federation, amending the Federal Labor Law (FLL) to regulate the terms and conditions, employer and employee obligations, and safety and health measures related to telework. Telework is regulated by a special chapter of FLL and the telework designation is applicable whenever work is performed more than 40 percent of the time at an employee’s home or at a domicile that the employee has chosen and on which the employee has agreed.