Mexico was divided into two geographical areas—Zone A and Zone B—for purposes of determining the minimum wage. The minimum wage in these zones was different because it depended on the conditions, economy, and lifestyles of the people from the different states of Mexico.

On September 30, 2015, Mexico’s National Minimum Wage Commission (CONASAMI) approved the elimination of Zones A and B and the establishment of a single national minimum daily wage (MXP $70.10). This means that all employees in Mexico regardless of where they render their services will have the same minimum wage. CONASAMI hopes that this change will improve and equalize the standard of living of all employees throughout the Mexican Republic and enable workers to satisfy the normal needs of their families and provide an education for their children.

Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez is the managing partner of the Mexico City office of Ogletree Deakins.

Hector G. Sada Miramontes is a 2015 graduate of the Universidad Anahuac del Norte and is currently awaiting his license to practice law issued by the Education Ministry in Mexico.



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