One of the most relevant issues for foreigners offering lodging services in Mexico has been the compliance with the legal provisions that ensure the protection of workers’ rights.
It is essential to mention that, in recent years, the essence of labor relations in the lodging services sector has been distorted due to unfamiliarity with the laws, inaccuracy, and/or willfulness.
In terms of unawareness of the law, this sentence has particular meaning because, although it is true that foreigners have a great deal of knowledge of labor and social security laws and regulations in their respective countries, in Mexico, they do not know the entire legal framework.
Regarding the imprecision, employers have relied on groundless criteria to enroll workers in a regime that does not correspond to them, for example, considering them as domestic workers, which is more of a family situation.
There is also the case in which employers consciously decide not to sign labor contracts or provide social security to workers, which is outrageous. It is worth mentioning that the absence of an agreement does not disregard the labor relationship, but rather that the employer, in case of a dispute, will not be able to prove the conditions (beginning of the relationship, salary, additional benefits) with which he agreed with his worker.
Although these situations come from different scenarios, they are now a systematic problem that can lead to a labor lawsuit and heavy economic penalties that can mean the financial death of the business.
Having contractual supports in compliance with labor regulations and registering workers in the social security regimes according to their correct classification benefits both the worker and the employer.
We recommend consulting your advisor so that together you can evaluate the responsibilities in labor and tax matters, among others, in the case of labor relations in businesses dedicated to lodging.
If you liked this article, you may also be interested in Hosting services in digital platforms.
L.D. Luis Alfonso Licona Ortiz | email@example.com
Published on November 13, 2021
“In terms of article 89 of the Fiscal Code of the Federation in force, the content of this reproduction, exhibition, presentation, program, or transmission and/or the documents and/or examples used to expose it, may express positions that do not coincide with the criteria of the Mexican tax or judicial authorities. This reproduction or exhibition is not intended and may not be used by any person for the purpose of circumventing (i) a federal, local, or municipal tax, or (ii) the imposition of tax penalties in the United Mexican States.
Terán Rojas & Asociados is not responsible for the use or the criteria that any user may give or have derived from this reproduction or exhibition.” Likewise, the exhibitor/author is responsible for the originality and content of the work in front of the company and for the invasion or affectation of third-party rights that may be caused, so it is obliged to take out the company in peace and safety and to respond for the damages and / or losses that are caused.