Mandatory holiday due to presidential elections

in Mar 03, 2020

By: Juan Tejedo

Dear clients and friends,

As you may know, federal elections including the election of the new President of Mexico will take place this upcoming July 1st, 2018. Consequently, please be informed that such day will be a mandatory holiday for all employees.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, employees who are selected by their employer to work on such date will have an obligation to do so and; therefore, will be entitled to receive, in addition to their regular salary,
an additional double salary for their services.

Also, employers shall allow their employees working on such date, the necessary time to vote within working hours.

About the author: Juan Tejedo is a partner of GarcíaMingo & Tejedo, S.C. Mr. Tejedo is the head of the labor practice and has more than 20 years of experience representing employers in all aspects related to labor and employment matters including litigation, union matters, health & safety, discrimination and data protection. Mr. Tejedo can be contacted at

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