All About Employee Work Hours in Mexico

Understand how employee work hours in Mexico differ and how Justworks EOR can make hiring and managing your team in Mexico easier.

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Understand the typical work hours in Mexico and how their work culture compares with a global EOR provider like Justworks.

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Standard Hours of Work in Mexico

Working Hour Limits

The standard work week in Mexico is 48 hours with eight hours per day. Many Mexicans, over 40%, work Monday to Saturday. Any overtime agreements must be stipulated in the employment contract. Employers must pay 200% of an employee’s base salary for the first nine hours of overtime. After nine hours, every additional hour must be paid at 300% of the employee's base wage.

Work Culture

Personal connections and social relationships are highly valued in Mexican culture. Building trust and establishing rapport is crucial in business relationships. Employees in Mexico are generally hardworking and dedicated to their jobs. While punctuality is valued, there's often flexibility around start times, particularly in laid-back work environments. Communication tends to be indirect and polite with a preference for avoiding direct confrontation or criticism.

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