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‘Lord, you have looked me in the eye’: Do they pay double if I work on Holy Thursday and Good Friday?

Do you work in the middle of the Easter holiday bridge? This interests you, because, when a company tells you that you must attend on a date marked as a mandatory rest day, they must pay you a extra amount for your services.

Article 75 of the Federal Labor Law states that workers, together with employers and owners, determine who, among the workforce, will provide their services on a holiday and what is the remuneration for their services.

“The workers will be obliged to provide the services and will have the right to be paid, regardless of the salary that corresponds to them for the mandatory rest, a double salary for the service rendered”, this article points out.

Is Easter week paid double?

Although many workers rest thursday and good fridaythose who are called to provide their services will not have a double paymentsince it is not marked in the Federal Labor Law as a mandatory day off.


What days are mandatory rest in 2023 (and should you be paid double if you work them)?

  • January 1 (New Year).
  • The first Monday of February (Commemoration of February 5, promulgation of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States).
  • The third Monday of March (Commemoration of the March 21stbirth of Benito Juárez).
  • the 1st of May (Labor Day).
  • On September 16 (Commemoration of the Grito de Dolores).
  • The third Monday of November in commemoration of November 20 (Commemoration of the Mexican Revolution).
  • December 25 (Christmas).

Easter 2023 holidays end on this date

The 2023 school calendar indicates that the Easter holiday period began on Monday, April 3 and ends next Friday, April 14, so basic education students will have two weeks off.

Therefore, students must return to classrooms next Monday, April 17.

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