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The Wage and Hour Bureau enforces minimum wage, payment of wages, and overtime labor laws under the Minimum Wage Act. The bureau also enforces the payment of prevailing wages to laborers and mechanics under the Public Works Minimum Wage Act. The bureau takes claims for unpaid wages from employees and ex-employees under both acts. The bureau also provides seminars and materials to employer and employee groups on the compliance requirements of the various state labor laws.

Wage Claim Forms

  • Albuquerque - PDF  (The Albuquerque Wage Claim Form covers the following counties: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, San Juan, McKinley, Cibola, Catron, Socorro, Torrance, Guadalupe, De Baca, Quay, Curry, and Roosevelt)
  • Las Cruces - PDF  (The Las Cruces Wage Claim Form covers the following counties: Lincoln, Chaves, Otero, Eddy, Lea, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Hidalgo, and Dona Ana). 
  • Santa Fe - PDF (The Santa Fe Wage Claim Form covers the following counties: Santa Fe, San Miguel, Mora, Colfax, Taos, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Union, and Harding)

The entire wage claim form needs to be completed. For translation, or if you need help filling out this form, please call the Labor Relations Division at the number 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 office listed below or at any New Mexico Workforce Connection office.


Day Labor Act


Rules, Regulations, & Statutes

New Mexico State Statutes - http://public.nmcompcomm.us/nmnxtadmin/NMPublic.aspx

  1. Click on the "Statutes, Rules and Const." folder
  2. Click on the "NMSA (Unannotated)" folder
  3. Click on chapter "50. Employment Law"

New Mexico State Regulations - http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/

  1. Click on "Browse Compilation"
  2. Click on Title 11 "Labor and Workers' Compensation"
  3. Click on Chapter 1 "Labor General Provisions"
  4. 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

Contact Labor Relations

Albuquerque Map
121 Tijeras NE, Suite 3000
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Effective 5/12/2014
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
Santa Fe Map
Santa Fe
1596 Pacheco Street, Suite 103
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-827-6817
Fax: 505-827-9676

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