Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Mexico as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Mexico: Labour courts case backlog

Because labour courts were suspended in February 2020, there is going to be a huge backlog when they reopen this Summer …

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Mexico: Force Majeure of COVID-19 under Mexican Law?

Making a salary reduction to respond to force majeure can present problems in Mexico …

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Mexico: Payroll taxes submission periods extended

The Federal state of Michoacán has announced extended periods to submit payroll taxes, with subsidies removing payroll tax altogether for restaurants, hotels, spas, and travel agencies over a 3-month period …

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Mexico: Working from home

Employers lawfully may not unilaterally demand that employees work from home, or some other location remote from their normal workplace …

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Mexico: Changes to application fees

The National Immigration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM)) has published a table of new immigration fees …

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Mexico: Companies must meet annual deadline to update their corporate registration certificate

Companies employing foreign workers are reminded that their corporate registration certificate (CRC) must be updated with the National Immigration Institute (INM) no later than March 31st 2020 …

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Mexico: Minimum wage increased by 20%

The minimum national daily wage has now increased by 20% to 123 …

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Mexico: Employment growth

According to statistical data released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, employment growth in Mexico’s formal sector has increased for the first time since September 2018, reaching an annualised rate of 3 …

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Mexico: 100 firms agree to pay employees at least 6500 pesos a month

100 companies, including Zurich Insurance, Nestle Mexico and J Walter Thompson, have announced they will raise the minimum monthly salary for their employees to MXN6,500 (US$340) from the 1st of December 2019 …

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Mexico: Gender bias in job advertisements

A recent study by Bloomberg which analysed thousands of job advertisements published in August 2019 indicates a large element of gender bias, even though the listing of gender preferences is discriminatory and against the law …

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Mexico: Protocol for the Legitimation of Existing Collective Bargaining Agreements

The  Official Federal Gazette has published the Protocol for the Legitimation of Existing Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) …

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Mexico: Hand injuries

The health and safety authority (seguridad y salud en el trabajo) is paying particular attention to hand injuries …

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Mexico: Amendments to the Federal Labour Law

Several amendments to the Mexico Federal Labour Law are in now in effect …

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Mexico: Senate passes labor overhaul to ensure union freedom

The Senate has finally approved a Bill giving employees the right to appoint their union representatives and approve collective agreements through a secret ballot …

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Mexico: #MeToo reaches Mexico

The #MeToo movement has made it to Mexico …

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