Hiring employees in Mexico

Resource Type: Country Guides | Published Date: 29 January 2021

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Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in Mexico so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the fundamentals you need to be on top of, including the Federal Labour Law (FLL), Mexican Constitution, Social Security Law and the National Workers Housing Fund Institute’s Law.

For example, all foreign employees rendering services in Mexico either for a temporary period or on a permanent basis require a visa to work.

This guidance will enable you to navigate the rapidly growing economic landscape within Mexico so that you can operate correctly and compliantly.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in Mexico are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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