Mexico labor laws offer protections to workers as stated in the Ley Federal de Trabajo (LFT) or Federal Labor Law, enacted in 1931. The LFT established Juntas de Conciliación y Arbitraje (the Boards of Conciliation and Arbitration), made up of representatives of the government, employers and labor unions. A union must have a legal registration (registro) to negotiate collective bargaining agreements and must periodically re-register its officers and be accepted by the state. In addition, it is common practice in Mexico for employers to work with friendly "sindicatos fantasmas" or "ghost unions”. Due to the importance of the maquiladora sector to the Mexican economy, the industry has developed systems to provide an affordable and stable workforce, while adhering to Mexican labor laws.
North American Production Sharing has worked in compliance with labor laws in Mexico since the founding of the company in 1991. With 18 years of experience, NAPS has the expertise and knowledge to assure our clients a stress free experience in Mexico.
Learn more about human resources management and labor in Mexico