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Mexico Hiring/Employment Compliance

Mexico’s strong employment laws define a clear relationship between employees and employers. Staying well-versed on regulations regarding hiring, onboarding, and outsourcing is essential for compliance.

How to Hire Mexico Employees

You have two options for hiring Mexico employees — hire your workers yourself or work with a hiring outsourcing firm.

  • If you decide to hire yourself, you will spend a significant amount of time searching for the right talent. This process may even mean traveling to Mexico to meet candidates in person.
  • You can also work with a Mexico hiring outsourcing company such as a recruiting expert or a global PEO. As a global PEO, Globalization Partners can help you find the talent you need to grow your business. We hire employees on your behalf, so you don’t need to spend months setting up a subsidiary before officially hiring.

Mexico Employment Compliance

You are legally required to put together a strong employment contract in the local language, which should spell out compensation, benefits, and other termination requirements.

Office hours in Mexico typically run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. but can extend until 7 p.m. or later. Employees are entitled to overtime pay at 150% of their normal rate, or 200% for overtime worked on Sundays or Bank Holidays. Mexico employment compliance limits worktime to 11 hours per day and 50 hours per week.

Onboarding Employees in Mexico

Once you hire employees in Mexico, you’ll need to onboard them smoothly. An employment contract will help spell out your company’s code of conduct and can even include aspects of the company culture.

In Mexico, relationships and trust are more important than experience or ability. Punctuality is not a concern, and many employees will want to chat before diving into business. Keep these cultural factors in mind when onboarding your workers.

If you create your own subsidiary in Mexico, the onboarding process will take months. You cannot officially hire an employee until you spend the time, money, and effort on creating the subsidiary. During that time, you could lose prospective talent looking for jobs elsewhere. Working with a global PEO such as Globalization Partners mitigates these issues. We hire employees on your behalf in mere days.

Mexico Hiring Outsourcing

Working with a global PEO is an easy way to stay compliant, hire employees quickly, and save your company time and money. You will not need to travel to Mexico as often, if at all, and you can wait to establish a subsidiary and avoid costly fines.

The team at Globalization Partners is well-equipped to help you hire employees in Mexico. We can find the best talent, hire them on your behalf, and act as the Employer of Record so that you don’t need to worry about Mexico employment compliance. Contact us today to learn more.