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Considerations Regarding Hiring and Firing Employees in Mexico

Mexico’s labor laws favor the side of the employee; it is crucial as a business owner to understand the labor laws in Mexico before hiring or firing an employee.  It is important to screen your potential employees for the right fit as firing an employee can be expensive and complicated. Confirm their immigration status: The company owner is obligated to ensure all employees have the legal right to work in Mexico. The business owner may resolve the matter by offering the candidate a job offer, but ensure their immigration status is resolved before hiring them to avoid fines to the...

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What is the Future of Mexico’s Drug Laws?

Deadly clashes between drug cartels have generated increased violence in Mexico. With targeted murders on the rise, some propose the legalization of drugs to help end the violence. Some are optimistic that the drug laws of Mexico will change. On April 11 the Supreme Court of Mexico granted a new Amparo in favor of personal use of recreational marijuana. The Amparo was added to the 2016 resolution which declared absolute prohibition of recreational use unconstitutional. The case stated that the prohibition of cannabis violates the human right to the free development of personality. This right to the development of personality...

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Save on Taxes and Increase Donations for Your NonProfit Through Incorporation

Do you have a passion that has grown into a not-for-profit organization? Your organization may flourish and save money by creating a Mexican corporation. It will benefit from income tax deductions and encourage both local and international financial donors by offering them a tax-deductible receipt. Not-for-profit organizations are defined as social groups who are not seeking or distributing profit, whose operations are separate from government-run programs. The classification of a nonprofit corporation is Asociación Civil (A.C.), defined as a group of individuals united for a definite time, to carry out a joint purpose that is not illegal or of primarily economic...

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Organ Donation, the Gift of Life in Mexico

We have discussed the subject of dying in Mexico and the importance of a Mexican will, but it is also important to deal with another difficult topic which many people do not discuss with their loved ones, that is becoming an organ donor. National Transplant Center reports that 20,420 people are waiting on an organ or tissue transplant in Mexico. A large percent of those patients are awaiting a kidney transplant. It is very difficult for families of patients in Mexico, often they are expected to find blood donors or organ donors themselves as there are not enough donors or proper...

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Recognizing a Timeshare Resale Scam in Mexico

Mexico’s weather, beaches and lower living expenses have captivated many vacationers. In addition, the dream of owning a second home in paradise makes visitors easy targets for timeshare sales agents. Before they know it, they are swept away by the possibilities and wind up signing on the dotted line and purchasing a timeshare in Mexico. Once the excitement wears off some buyers may have regrets. Luckily there is a small safety net in Mexico - a five-business-day grace period in which to cancel a timeshare contract (despite what the salesperson tells you). However, if the grace period has passed by the...

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