Mexico Benefits

Benefits vary by country in accordance with each country’s employment laws. This page serves as an overview of benefits for Mexico. The Employer of Record for Mexico, Remote, can provide additional details on the benefits that they administer (denoted below with *).

In addition to location-specific benefits, Shared Benefits are available to all employees.


  • New Year’s Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Benito Juarez Day
  • Holy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Labor Day
  • Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla
  • Independence Day
  • Revolution Day
  • Lady of Guadalupe Day
  • Christmas Day

All holidays are determined by the Employer of Record and may vary by year.

Annual Leave/Vacation Time*

Employees accrue 20 days of vacation per year. Your vacation accrual increases to 25 days per year on your third anniversary at thoughtbot.

Sick Time

Employees accrue 10 days of sick time per year. Sick time is to take care of yourself or a loved one.

Parental Leave*

All thoughtbot team members are eligible for both paid and unpaid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The paid and unpaid leave can be combined for up to 6 months of total time off. In some locations, team members are eligible for more time off. thoughtbot ensures 6 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all non-birthing parents and 12 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all birthing parents. In locations with their own system for paid leave, thoughtbot’s policy runs concurrently with the local system.

In Mexico birthing parents can take up to 12 weeks of paid leave: 6 weeks can be taken before birth, and 6 weeks after birth. The post-birth leave runs concurrently with 12 weeks of thoughtbot birthing parent leave. This means a birthing parent in Mexico receives 6 weeks of paid leave before birth, and 12 weeks of fully paid leave after birth. They can take a total of 6 months off.

Bereavement Leave

Employees may take up to 5 paid days off for the death of someone close. This includes pregnancy loss. We understand the deep impact that death can have on an individual or a family, so if you need more than 5 days off, you can also use your accrued paid time off, or unpaid time off.


Employees receive 25% as Vacation Premium for the first 14 days of vacation. Employees also receive a Christmas Bonus of 15 days of their base salary before the 20th day of December each year.

Payroll Cycle*

All payments are processed through Remote. Payments are made in equal semimonthly installments, payable in arrears. All bonuses, stipends, and expenses reimbursements are added to the final paycheck of the month. The cut off date for submitting and approving expenses is the 10th of the month.