Mexico Labor Environment and Update


Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview “Mexico Labor Environment and Update” features Ricardo Castro, Partner Baker McKenzie in Mexico, and overall Mexico employment and labor law expert.

In the 16-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Castro-Garza discusses:

  1. What are the main labor changes in Mexico in light of the new federal government?
  2. What are the effects on the Mexican labor environment due to the ratified ILO 98 convention as well as the USMCA?
  3. What changes do you expect in terms of the current labor unions in Mexico?
  4. The same but in connection with the Collective Bargaining Agreements in Mexico?
  5. Do you expect amendments on the Mexican Federal Labor Law?
  6. What is the reason why in Mexico there are less notices of strikes?
  7. What must companies do, in order to reduce labor liabilities due to the above mentioned new labor environment in Mexico?

Audio Interview Guest
Ricardo Castro-Garza, Partner
Baker McKenzie Mexico

About Ricardo Castro-Garza
Ricardo Castro leads as Head of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in Mexico’s Baker McKenzie offices and is the Managing Partner of Monterrey office. Ricardo is also a professor of labor law in the business law master’s program of the Universidad de Monterrey, and a member of the board of directors. He has been a member of the labor mission in Mexico since 2004, representing the Mexican business sector in Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Singapore, Switzerland and other countries. He has lectured on employment-related matters for business and union leaders in the state of Nuevo Leon. He represents the maquila sector in Mexico before the National Council of the Export Maquila Industry. He also represents businesses before the Mexican Permanent Labor Mission in the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Practice focus
Ricardo practice focuses on strategic labor planning and on individual and collective employment-related litigation. He advises on preventive consultancy in human resources matters, particularly in complex, cross-border transactions. He has also counseled on employee benefits and executive compensation plans, executive mobility, pension plans, social security matters, and negotiations with unions. Ricardo is also experienced in labor relations in the automotive industry, particularly on individual and collective benefits.