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Employers with operations in Mexico need to be aware of new minimum-wage requirements that became effective Jan. 1.
Mexico’s National Commission on Minimum Wages approved a 3.9 percent increase in the minimum wage, covering geographic zones A and B, the two areas into which the country is divided for purposes of minimum-wage calculations. Zone A comprises all of Mexico’s major cities and entry ports, while Zone B covers all other municipalities.
The increase raised the minimum wage in Zone A to $67.29 Mexican pesos (approximately $5.18 USD) per day. In this zone are Mexico City and its metropolitan area; the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur; the cities of Acapulco, Guerrero; Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua; Guadalajara, Jalisco and its suburbs; Monterrey, Nuevo León and its metropolitan area; Hermosillo, Sonora; Matamoros and Reynosa, Tamaulipas; and Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
The minimum wage in Zone B increased to $63.77 Mexican pesos (approximately $4.91 USD) per day. This zone covers the following states: Aguascalientes, Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapas, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatán and Zacatecas. It also covers specific municipalities within the states of Chihuahua, Guerrero, Jalisco, Estado de México, Nuevo León, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Veracruz that are not included in Zone A.
“The approval of Mexico’s minimum wage is a positive step,” said Robert Garcia, SPHR, GPHR, HRMP, director of global business at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). “Due to inflation, workers will regain some of their purchasing power, and this will benefit the economies of Mexico and its partners,” said Garcia, who oversees business development in Latin America for SHRM.
A complete list of the minimum-wage levels for Mexico that took effect on Jan. 1, 2014, can be found here.
Roy Maurer is an online editor/manager for SHRM.
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