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Mexico’s Federal Labor Law (Maternity Leave)

Article 170 of Mexico’s Federal Labor Law (Maternity Leave)

Article 170 of Mexico’s Federal Labor Law provides the right of working mothers to paid for maternity leave, six weeks before and six weeks after the birth of a child. It also provides the possibility to transfer from the pre-partum maternity leave period up to four (out of six) weeks, to the post-partum maternity leave period if an employee requests and obtains written approval from a physician at Mexico’ Social Security Institute (IMSS).

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