Mexico Approves Increase to Daily Minimum Wage for 2016


By Monica Schiaffino and Rodrigo Espiritu Santo, © 2016 Littler January 11, 2016

The National Commission on Minimum Wages (Comisión Nacional de los Salarios Mínimos or CONASAMI) approved a general minimum wage increase of 4.2 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

The wage increase will raise the general minimum wage from $70.10 Mexican pesos per day (currently, approximately $4.08 USD) to $73.04 Mexican pesos per day (currently, approximately $4.25 USD). Besides publishing the increase to the general minimum wage, CONASAMI published the new minimum wage for various occupations and industries. CONASAMI’s list of all new minimum wages can be accessed here.

Employers should review their payroll practices and implement any required changes to comply with this wage adjustment.

Mónica Schiaffino and Rodrigo Espiritu Santo are attorneys in the Mexico City, Mexico, office of Littler. Reprinted with permission. © 2016 Littler. All rights reserved.


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