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Mexico Increases The General Minimum Wage

Author:Ms Mónica Schiaffino and Carola Vidal
Profession:Littler Mendelson
 
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On December 16, 2019, the National Minimum Wage Commission ("CONASAMI" for its acronym in Spanish) announced that the minimum wage would increase to $123.22 Mexican pesos per day, effective January 1, 2020. The new minimum wage was determined by adding $14.67 Mexican pesos through the so-called Independent Recovery Amount and applying a 5% percentage increase. The minimum wage that will apply in 2020 will therefore constitute a general 20% increase over the rate used in 2019.

The CONASAMI also agreed to increase the minimum wage for workers in the Free Economic Zone of the Northern Border to $185.56 Mexican pesos, effective January 1, 2020, representing a 5% increase.

As a reminder, the municipalities included in the Free Economic Zone of the Northern Border are: (i) Baja California Norte: Ensenada, Playas de Rosarito, Tijuana, Tecate and Mexicali; (ii) Sonora: San Luis Rio Colorado, Puerto Peñasco, General Plutarco Elias Calles, Caborca, Altar...

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