Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Holidays Why will there be a “new” one in Mexico in 2024?

In 2024, Mexican workers will have at least eight official long weekends, one more holiday than in the last five years.

This is because federal elections will take place next year and the leadership of the executive branch will be handed over to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

This day is a public holiday within the meaning of Article 74 of the Federal Labor Act (BVG), i.e. not a working day and is considered a mandatory day of rest.

The mandatory rest days in 2024 are:

  1. January 1 – New Year (New Year);
  2. The first Monday in February to commemorate February 5th;
  3. The third Monday in March to commemorate March 21st;
  4. May 1st – Labor Day;
  5. September 16 – Independence Day;
  6. The third Monday in November to commemorate November 20th;
  7. On October 1, when the transfer of federal executive authority corresponds and
  8. December 25th – Christmas.
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In addition to these days, employees who normally work Sundays will be able to take time to vote on June 2, 2024. This is mandatory.

They can then go to work as long as they do not take part in the electoral process. As set out in Article 132 of the LFT.

What happens if employees are forced to work on public holidays?

Employees who are obliged to perform their services on public holidays, regardless of the salary that corresponds to them for the compulsory rest period, are entitled to payment of double salary for the service provided; This means they have to be paid their normal daily salary plus twice as much.

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In the event that workers are forced to work on public holidays and they are not covered, the Federal Labor Defense Attorney’s Office provides the telephone numbers 01800 911 7877 and 01 800 717 2942 for the entire Republic or the email address orientacionprofedet@stps.gob available. mx, where free instructions are provided.

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