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The Labor Relations Division (LRD) enforces payment of wages, minimum wage,  and overtime labor laws under the Wage Pay Act and the Minimum Wage Act. The LRD also enforces the payment of prevailing wages to laborers and mechanics under the Public Works Minimum Wage Act. The LRD takes claims for unpaid wages from employees and ex-employees and conducts investigations to determine if wages are owed. The LRD also provides seminars and materials to employer and employee groups on the compliance requirements of the various state labor laws.

Wage Claim Forms

The entire wage claim form needs to be completed as best as possible. For translation, or if you need assistance completing  the wage claim form, please call the LRD at one of the numbers listed below, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A wage claim form can be submitted by mail, fax, or email to wage.claimssubmiss@state.nm.us, or in person at any Labor Relations Division office listed below. Fax machines are available for your use free of charge at any New Mexico Workforce Connection Center.

Request a Re-Investigation of a Prior Wage Claim

If you filed a wage claim in the past and did not receive the assistance you expected, you may be eligible for a re-investigation of your wage claim if one or more of the following things happened to you:

  • CATEGORY 1: LRD closed, refused to accept for filing, or only partially investigated your wage claim due to a prior $10,000 limit or one-year time limit.
  • CATEGORY 2: LRD rejected, closed, or insufficiently resolved your wage claim in the employer’s favor.

If any of these things occurred, and if your wage payment dispute was after January 17, 2014, please file a new wage claim form before March 9, 2019. Your claim will be reviewed for re-investigation. More details about the right to request a re-investigation are available here.

Investigations Manual

The LRD Investigations Manual contains detailed information about the procedures and laws LRD applies to investigate wage claims and take enforcement action. 

La División de Relaciones Laborales (Labor Relations Division, LRD) impone las leyes de pago de salario, salario mínimo, y de trabajo a horas extra bajo la Ley de Pago de Salarios (Wage Pay Act) y la Ley de Salario Mínimo (Minimum Wage Act). La LRD también impone el pago del salario predominante para trabajadores y mecánicos bajo la Ley del Salario Mínimo sobre Obras Públicas (Public Works Minimum Wage Act). La LRD recibe reclamos sobre salarios no-pagados de parte de empleados y exempleados y lleva a cabo investigaciones para determinar si se deben los salarios. La LRD también ofrece talleres y materiales a grupos de empleadores y empleados sobre los requisitos de cumplimiento de las varias leyes laborales estatales.

Formularios de Reclamos Salariales

El formulario de reclamo salarial entero se debe completar lo mejor posible. Para traducción, o si necesita ayuda para completar el formulario de reclamo salarial, por favor llame a LRD a uno de los números de teléfono abajo, de lunes a viernes desde las 8:00 de la mañana hasta las 5:00 de la tarde. Un formulario de reclamo salarial se puede presentar por correo, por fax, o por correo electrónico a wage.claimssubmiss@state.nm.us, o en persona en cualquier oficina de la División de Relaciones Laborales nombradas abajo o en cualquier Centro de Conexión de la Fuerza Laboral de Nuevo México.

Solicite Una Nueva Investigación Sobre un Reclamo Salarial Previo

Si usted presentó un reclamo salarial en el pasado y no recibió la ayuda que esperaba, puede ser elegible para una nueva investigación sobre su reclamo salarial si una o más de las siguientes cosas le ha ocurrido:

  • CATEGORÍA 1:LRD cerró, se negó a aceptar, o solamente investigó parcialmente su reclamo salarial debido a un límite previo de $10,000 o límite de un año.
  • CATEGORÍA 2:LRD rechazó, cerró, o insuficientemente resolvió su reclamo salarial a favor del empleador.

Si alguna de estas cosas ocurrieron, y si su disputa de pago de salario ocurrió después del 17 de enero del 2014, por favor presente un formulario de reclamo salarial antes del 9 de marzo del 2019. Su reclamo será revisado para una nueva investigación. Más detalles sobre el derecho a solicitar una nueva investigación están disponibles aquí

Manual de Investigaciones

El Manual de Investigaciones de LRD incluye información detallada sobre los procedimientos y leyes que la LRD utiliza para investigar reclamos salariales y tomar medidas de cumplimiento.


Day Labor Act


Rules, Regulations, & Statutes

New Mexico State Statutes - https://nmonesource.com/nmos/nmsa/en/nav_date.do

  • Click on the link above, then enter "Chapter 50 - Employment Law" into the search bar on that page.

New Mexico State Regulations - https://nmonesource.com/nmos/nmac/en/nav_date.do/

  1. Click on Title 11 "Labor and Workers' Compensation"
  2. Click on Chapter 1 "Labor General Provisions"
  3. Click on 11.1.4 "Wage and Hour and Employment of Children"

USDOL Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses - http://www.dol.gov/elaws/

Labor Standards Information for New and Small Businesses - http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/index.htm

Additional Resources



USDOL in New Mexico

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) can answer questions regarding Family Medical Leave Act and exempt vs. non-exempt for purposes of overtime.

Albuquerque District Office

US Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
500 Gold SW, Suite 12000
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-248-6100

As part of the state's efforts to limit in-person contact in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, public access to all offices will be limited. Please call your local office for available services.

Como parte de los esfuerzos del estado en limitar el contacto en persona en respuesta al brote de coronavirus (COVID-19), el acceso público a todas las oficinas será limitado. Por favor llame a su oficina local para los servicios disponibles.


Albuquerque Map
401 Broadway Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-4400
Fax: 505-841-4424
Las Cruces Map
Las Cruces
226 South Alameda Blvd
Las Cruces NM 88005
Phone: 575-524-6195
Fax: 575-524-6194

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