Last December 14th, 2022, the Senate of the Republic approved the Reform sent by the Chamber of Deputies and which modifies Articles 76 and 78 of the Federal Labor Law (FLL).
It is important to mention that such reform underwent certain modifications during its passage through the Chamber of Deputies. After being discussed in the Senate, the amendment was modified to be read as follows:
“Article 78.- Of the total period corresponding to him/her in accordance with the provisions of Article 76 of this Law, the employee shall enjoy at least twelve days of continuous vacation. Said period, at the discretion of the worker, may be enjoyed in the manner and at the time so required.”
This implies that, at the employee’s discretion, the twelve days of vacation may be enjoyed either continuously or intermittently. As to Article 76, it will be read as follows:
“Article 76.- Employees who have more than one year of service shall enjoy an annual period of paid vacation, which in no case may be less than twelve working days, and which shall increase by two working days, until reaching twenty, for each subsequent year of service.
As of the sixth year, the vacation period shall increase by two days for every five days of service.”
Only the Federal Executive has yet to publish the reform in the Official Gazette of the Federation. The reform stipulates that these new provisions will take effect on January 1st, 2023.
Therefore, Vega, Guerrero & Asociados labor team is available to provide advice regarding any questions that may arise in connection with the preparation of the implementation of such reform.