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Mexico City



Mexican Peso (MXN)

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Minimum holiday entitlement


paid public holidays

Paid public holidays per year


Additional leave compliance rules and complexities

Annual leave

In Mexico, annual leave increases in line with the amount of time an employee spends in a role. After 1 year, employees get 6 days’ paid leave each year. This increases to 8 days after 2 years, 10 days after 3 years, 12 days after 4 years, and 15 days after 5 years. Once an employee’s been in a role for 10 years, they get an extra 2 days’ annual leave for every 5 additional years they spend in the role. There is no carryover policy for annual leave in Mexico, though employers might reach their own agreements with their employees.

Sick leave

There are also no laws when it comes to sick days, so businesses in Mexico are responsible for establishing their own sick leave policies.

Maternity and paternity leave

Mothers can take up to 3 months of maternity leave, which is paid in full by the government. Fathers can take up to 1 week of paternity leave, which is to be paid by the employer. There are no mandatory laws when it comes to any aspect of parental leave.