Mexican employment law, founded in the Constitution, is extremely protective of the worker. Foreign companies hiring Mexican employees and contractors should be aware of non-waivable severance obligations, statutory benefits, and workplace rights.
The Mexican labor law also regulates union-employer relations. Unions and collective bargaining agreements are the norm for almost all large plant operations in Mexico’s heavy industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, and state-owned sectors.
Rosen Law advises foreign companies on the intricacies of Mexican labor and employment law, including:
- Drafting employment, professional service and subcontractor agreements.
- Preparing and “Mexicanizing” internal employment rules, policies, manuals, benefits packages and human resource and accounting systems, to ensure consistency with the law.
- Preparing and negotiating settlements and severance packages on behalf of the company.
- Defending the company against actions brought by employees before the Labor Board for unlawful discharge or other allegedly unlawful employer activity.
- Negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the employer in a variety of industrial and state-owned sectors.
- Litigating disputes before the Labor Board.
- Evaluating labor and employment liabilities in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
- Negotiating strike settlements.