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Employment contracts
in Mexico.



PAYROLL TAX 36.69% – 43.72%


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Standard employment contract in Mexico: Open-ended contract

The standard employment contract in Mexico is an indefinite contract, or in other words, an open-ended contract. These contracts offer a high level of job security and a high level of employer confidence they will be able to retain their employees.

Alternative employment contract in Mexico: Fixed term contract

Alternative contracts in Mexico are fixed term, definite contracts, or seasonal contracts. These are not offered by Horizons and are less common and less stable. They are contracts that have an expiration date to them for projects that are temporary.

Are there other types of employment contracts in Mexico?

Open ended, definite contracts, seasonal contracts, and fixed term contracts are the most common forms of employment in Mexico.

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A standard contracts is open ended, which means the employee has the job for life or until the parties agree upon termination. Alternative contracts in Mexico usually have an expiration date on them.

An open-ended contract is best for a company that is looking to hiring longer term employees to set up business in Mexico on a long term basis.

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