Employer of Record Mexico

Mexico Business Culture

Employer of Record Mexico

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Business Culture in Mexico

Anybody considering visiting or relocating to Mexico should familiarise themselves with the cultural norms. 

Mexico is home to about 130 million people, a diverse cultural heritage, and a wealth of natural resources, making it one of the world’s top 15 economies and Latin America’s second largest. The country’s trade policies are liberal, and the country’s macroeconomic institutions are robust.

Mexico has large labour unions, which are allowed in a workplace if 20% or more of the employees are members. Collective agreements are reviewed every 2 years.

Here is a flavour of the rules and standards of conduct that newcomers to Mexico should be aware of:

Get to know people who know people. You may need a reputable Mexican contact to introduce you to potential business partners. Because you're judged by your contact, picking the proper individual is crucial.

Bring senior executives to initial meetings. You can expect Mexican senior execs to attend initial meetings, To honour Mexican culture, bring an executive of equal status.

If you're still creating a commercial relationship, negotiations can take a while. Deadlines are often adjustable "target dates." Your rival may promise to deliver something "mañana" (tomorrow), but they may mean soon.​

Mexico Business Culture

When it comes to Mexico business culture, there are a few things to keep in mind to make a good impression:

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Mexico - Overtime


Hours worked above the standard weekly maximum are considered to be overtime, and payment is mandatory.​

For the first 9 overtime hours in a week, or 3 hours in a day, overtime is paid at a rate of 200% the employee’s standard salary.​

For any overtime hours worked beyond 9 in a single week, or 3 in a single day, overtime will be paid at a rate of 300% the employee’s average salary.

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We are Mexico Employer of Record experts

We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Mexico. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:

Find out how payroll works in Mexico and what you can expect when it comes to salaries, bonuses and rates of pay

Enhance your understanding of what your employee is entitled to when it comes to Statutory Leave in Mexico

Unsure what’s required when employing staff in Mexico? Find out about Mexico Work Permits and Visas here


We deliver a fully-managed EOR Service in Mexico, including Payroll, HR and legal support. 


Learn more about how you can attract and retain staff in Mexico with both statutory and enhanced employee benefits

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!