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Federal Law on Labor

Year of Version:2006
Date of Entry into Force:December 23, 1969
Date of Text (Issued):May 1, 1970
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:This Law was published in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF) on April 1, 1970. It was last amended and published in DOF on January 17, 2006.

This Law regulates labor relations as defined under Article 123, Paragraph A of the Constitution. It contains specific provisions relating to intellectual property rights. Article 163 refers to inventions by employees. Articles 304-310 contain special regulations for the work of actors and musicians.
Available Texts: 

Ley Federal del Trabajo Ley Federal del Trabajo, Complete document (pdf) [709 KB] Ley Federal del Trabajo, Complete document (htm) [2056 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX048



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