Mexico New Tiered Minimum Wage takes affect Jan 1st


These will be valid as of January 1 and will be 176.72 pesos in the border area and 102.68 for the rest of the country.

The National Commission of Minimum Wages published the Resolution of the Honorable Council of Representatives of this Commission that sets the general and professional minimum wages in force as of January 1, 2019.

In the morning edition of the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), explained that for purposes of application of minimum wages in the Mexican Republic there will be two geographical areas:

The geographic area of the Free Zone of the Northern Border, integrated by the following municipalities: Ensenada, Playas de Rosarito, Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana, in the state of Baja California; San Luis Río Colorado, Puerto Peñasco, General Plutarco Elías Calles, Caborca, Altar, Sáric, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Cananea, Naco and Agua Prieta, in the state of Sonora.

In addition, the municipalities of Janos, Ascensión, Juárez, Praxedis G. Guerrero, Guadalupe, Coyame del Sotol, Ojinaga and Manuel Benavides, in the state of Chihuahua; Ocampo, Acuña, Zaragoza, Jiménez, Piedras Negras, Nava, Guerrero and Hidalgo, in the state of Coahuila de Zaragoza; Anahuac, in the state of Nuevo León; and Nuevo Laredo, Guerrero, Mier, Miguel Alemán, Camargo, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Reynosa, Rio Bravo, Valle Hermoso and Matamoros, in the state of Tamaulipas.

The second area of General Minimum Wages is integrated by the rest of the municipalities of the country and the territorial demarcations (mayorships) of the City of Mexico that make up the Mexican Republic.

He pointed out that the general minimum wage that will be effective as of January 1, 2019, in the geographical area of the Free Zone of the Northern Border will be 176.72 pesos per day per day; while the amount of the general minimum wage for the area of General Minimum Wages will be of 102.68 pesos per day per day, will be those that appear in the Resolution of this Commission that will be published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, as a minimum amount that should be receive in cash the workers.

In addition, he indicated that the minimum professional salaries that will be effective as of January 1, 2019, for professions, trades and special jobs, published in the 2017 Resolution as the minimum amount that workers should receive in cash for a daily workday. , will be those that appear in the present in its fourth operative.

In that sense, in its fourth operative paragraph it presents the definitions and descriptions of the activities, professions, trades and special works, and in a table, it registers the monetary amount corresponding to the two geographical areas according to the work or activity performed.

Source: Forbes, Notimex

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