2015 Annual Holiday Payments for Mexican Workers

Nov. 4, 2015 Updates:As all the Christmas holiday chatzkies are appearing on store shelves, and as we make our holiday plans … It’s time to remember our beloved household help and employees (including muchachas y mozos).

Please plan ahead to pay them their end of the year Aguinaldos by December 20’th. (and to also pay for their vacation days) … This pay is NOT a optional bonus. Our Mexican workers and their families count-on and depend on these critical annual payments owed to them.

Basically the Aguinaldo is 15 days of pay. (calculated on a 7 day work wk)

… and annual Vacation pay varies from 6 days salary for the first year, up to 26 days salary for employees working 35 years or more for you.

See more details at our Full Articles:
https://yucalandia.com/answers-to-common-questions/labor-law-for-household-employees-in-mexico-what-must-we-pay/

… and   https://yucalandia.com/answers-to-common-questions/mexicos-new-2012-labor-law-and-the-effects-on-expats-with-household-help/

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9 Responses to 2015 Annual Holiday Payments for Mexican Workers

  1. sdibaja says:

    Thanks for the reminder.
    Please Remember… please remember Aguinaldo is for Everyone! yes, even those illegal workers and family members. It is the right thing to do.

    • yucalandia says:

      Great point !
      With Merida’s annual November ~ Buen Fin ~ discounts … “Joanna’s” plan … to pay what’s owed … early ~ both Aguinaldo and Vacation pay ~ really can make a big difference in our friend’s lives:

      “Joanne Dueck … I like to pay the aguinaldo and vacation pay well before the due date so that they have a chance to shop before the stores all jack up their prices. And they do all jack up their prices because they know people have money to spend after receiving their “bonus”.

      http://yucatan.com.mx/etiqueta/el-buen-fin

      steve

  2. tshatshke

    But we know what you mean.

  3. ranchoinnocenti says:

    I was unable to send comments on this post through your normal procedure……..so, hopefully, this gets through to where it should go. If not, can you reply……..

    My comment is as follows:

    We seem to be having the same discussions on the Civil List in San Miguel with so much discrepancy in the information. One of our posters said it was pointed out at a Rotary meeting by a noted attorney that the Federal statutes only recognize as an employee entitled to aguinaldo is someone who works 8 hours per day, 6 days per week……..monies given to other workers are discretionary. Although we all would like to reward our loyal workers, it would be nice to KNOW what the actual Federal requirement is………your comments please.

    Joanne >

    • yucalandia says:

      Hi,
      I’ll defer to Lic. Spencer McMullen’s judgment.

      Your local Rotary member is fully welcome to defend you against any labor claims made by your workers against you – defending his interpretation of the Ley de Trabajo.

      I would very much enjoy reading the specific citation from the Ley de Trabajo that he quotes for his personal claim that “Federal statutes only recognize as an employee entitled to aguinaldo is someone who works 8 hours per day, 6 days per week

      I have only talked with 4 different attorneys and one Notario, and they all disagree with your Rotary member’s personal opinion.

      I know that my wife has employed just 45 employees in her laboratory at our local university, UADY – the 2’nd oldest university in the American hemisphere. The UADY lawyers also disagree with your Rotary member’s personal opinion, as she is required to pay her workers the aguinaldo for their 5 day work weeks.

      Even though they work less than your Rotary member’s specified 6 day work week, the UADY lawyers and Fundación UADY require her to pay her employees and aguinaldo, even though have only worked 5 days a week for the past 12 years.

      Maybe Yucatan lawyers and Notarios are wrong?

      Regardless of one lawyer’s opinion** … when an employee files a complaint with the local labor board, I would choose an aguinaldo policy that your personal lawyer/Notario will support & defend.

      Happy Holidays,
      steve
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      **As always, WE ARE NOT LAWYERS and WE DO NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE. We do quote and cite the advice of lawyers we have found to be reliable, and we do cite the specific regulations from the DOF, as informational, educational, and humorous purposes.

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