Employment Contract Details
Employment contracts must be in writing and in Spanish.
The probation period cannot be higher than 3 months, except for managerial positions or specialized technical roles, in which case it cannot exceed 6 months.
Maximum working hours and overtime
Standard working hours are 48 hours per week (Monday‐Friday), 8 hours per day, plus 30 minutes per day for lunch.
Minimum Wage Requirements
The Minimum Wage is MXN 141.70,00 per day.
Bonus and expense payments
In Mexico, there is a statutory requirement to pay a 13th salary bonus a year. Equivalent to 15 days of minimum wage.
- Maternity leave: 42 calendar days prior to birth, and 42 calendar days after childbirth. Can be extended for a further 60 days on half pay. During maternity leave, employees receive an allowance equal to 100% of the average salaries paid by the state, capped at 25 times the general minimum wage in force in the Federal District
- Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 5 business paid days funded by the employer.