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On December 18, 2014, the Council of Representatives of Mexico's National Minimum Wage Commission ("Comisión Nacional de los Salarios Mínimos" or "CONASAMI") approved a general increase of 4.2%, to the daily minimum wage for geographic zones "A" and "B". The wage increase will be effective as of January 1, 2015.
For Zone A, the 4.2% wage increase will raise the daily minimum wage to $70.10 Mexican pesos per day (currently approximately $4.80 USD per day). Among the geographical areas covered under Zone A are Mexico City (Federal District) and its metropolitan area; the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur; the cities of Acapulco, Guerrero, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Jalisco and its suburbs, Monterrey, Nuevo León and its metropolitan area, Hermosillo, Sonora, Matamoros and Reynosa, Tamaulipas and Coatzacoalcos, and Veracruz.
For Zone B, the 4.2% wage increase will raise the daily minimum wage to $66.45 Mexican pesos per day (currently approximately $4.55 USD per day). The most important federal localities covered under Zone B are as follows: Aguascalientes, Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapas, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatán y Zacatecas. Zone B also covers specific municipalities within the states of Chihuahua, Guerrero, Jalisco, Estado de México, Nuevo León, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Veracruz, not included within Zone A.
A complete listing of the daily minimum wage levels for Mexico, to take effect as of January 1, 2015, are published in CONASAMI's official website.
Employers are advised to review their payroll practices and implement any necessary changes to comply with this wage adjustment.