Mexico Establishes a Single National Minimum Wage

By Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez Oct 30, 2015
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Mexico’s National Minimum Wage Commission (CONASAMI), on Sept. 30, 2015, approved the establishment of a single national minimum daily wage (MXP $70.10).

Mexico was previously divided into two geographical areas—Zone A and Zone B—for purposes of determining the minimum wage. The minimum wage in these zones was different because it depended on the conditions, economy and lifestyles of the people from the different states of Mexico. Zones A and B have now been eliminated.

This means that all employees in Mexico regardless of where they render their services will have the same minimum wage. CONASAMI said that it hoped that this change will improve and equalize the standard of living of all employees throughout the Mexican Republic and enable workers to satisfy the normal needs of their families and provide an education for their children.

Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez is the managing partner of the Mexico City office of Ogletree Deakins. Republished with permission. © 2015 Ogletree Deakins. All rights reserved.

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