All About Hiring Employees in Mexico

Get the information you need to hire in Mexico and learn how Justworks EOR can help you streamline international hiring and manage employees abroad.

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The Benefits of an EOR for Hiring in Mexico

Hiring in Mexico offers a lot of benefits including lower costs, proximity to the U.S., and access to top talent. As a global EOR provider, Justworks makes hiring Mexican talent seamless and fast. 

Justworks EOR helps you manage local HR processes for work visas and permits, benefits, payroll, background checks, and more. Our experts will provide support that’ll give you hyper-local insights into everything you need to know about Mexico. With our transparent pricing without hidden fees, hire at your own pace.

Options for Hiring in Mexico

Opening Up an Entity

Setting up an entity in Mexico can take months since it requires a nuanced understanding of Mexican labor laws and best hiring practices.

You’ll need to: 

  • Set up a local branch with a local bank account

  • Register with local institutions like the Mexican Social Security Institute(IMSS)

  • Maintain a presence in the country

  • Find law partners 

  • Hire an accounting firm to run payroll 

  • Hire an internal HR team

For this reason, many companies partner with a global EOR service like Justworks to expedite the process in Mexico and avoid costly business disruptions. 

Drafting Employment Agreements

In Mexico, it’s important to correctly classify new hires as indefinite (full-time) or contractors in employment contracts as expectations and entitlements differ. 

All employment contracts in Mexico should include:

  • Name and nationality

  • Tax ID

  • Social Security Number

  • Employment period

  • Services provided by the employee

  • Work location 

  • Salary

  • Vacation and benefits

  • Job title

  • Job description

Ready to Hire Confidently in Mexico?

Justworks EOR makes building your global team seamless by helping onboard talent in Mexico and beyond more quickly. Save yourself the time and hassle of international hiring today.