Bridging Legal Borders

A Law Firm for North America

NAFTA Expertise Since 1994

CCN guides international clients doing business in Mexico and Texas

Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton (“CCN”) is an international law firm based in San Antonio, with additional offices in Austin and McAllen, Texas, and throughout Mexico in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Queretaro, Ciudad Juarez, Reynosa and Matamoros. CCN’s attorneys are bicultural, bilingual and are licensed to practice in the U.S. and Mexico.  The firm helps international clients navigate a broad range of legal issues in the increasingly integrated North American market. CCN’s clients include large global companies, as well as small and medium-size businesses, which the firm advises in a wide array of practice areas in both the United States and Mexico.

Exchange Rate: Mon. 11 Dec 2017 18:00:27 UTC: 1 United States Dollar = 18.9740 Mexican Peso

Important Aspects of Performance and Success Bonuses Paid to Employees in Mexico

It is common for companies in Mexico to compensate their employees through bonuses correlating to their performance and/or results. It is very important that these bonuses are correctly regulated and documented. They should be sporadic and variable in amount in order to avoid them being considered as part of the employee’s base wage. This is essential for cases where possible indemnification for unjustified dismissal could be paid.   Since the Federal Labor Law does not regulate bonuses tied to performance and/or results as the ones mentioned above, it is important to implement a policy duly executed by any employee entitled to such bonus payments. Additionally, such companies should grant a bonus payment only when the employees satisfactorily meet the previously … read more