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Minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly wage that businesses may legally pay to employees or workers. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions enforces the state and federal minimum wage. Certain cities enforce their own minimum wage. Contact one of the Labor Relations offices listed below for more information.

Most New Mexico businesses will see the state minimum wage increase and will be required to pay a minimum wage of:

  • $7.50 per hour effective January 1, 2009
  • $6.50 per hour effective January 1, 2008

Federal minimum wage increases:

  • $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009
  • $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008
  • $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007

Upcoming New Mexico minimum wage increases:

  • $9.00 per hour effective January 1, 2020
  • $10.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021
  • $11.50 per hour effective January 1, 2022
  • $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023

Click here for more information about the upcoming
minimum wage increases.

 

City and County Minimum Wage Ordinances

 

Minimum Wage Act Posting

Businesses are required by state and federal law to post at their workplaces certain information concerning the rights of employees. The required posters, including federal posters, are available free of charge from New Mexico state agencies

*Attention Employers: The Minimum Wage Act summaries serve as a new posting option for your workplace. You may post the one page summary or you may keep the full version of the Minimum Wage Act posted if you do not wish to replace it. Either one of these postings will suffice to meet your requirement.

 

For more information on Federal Law on minimum wage visit the US DOL website at the following links:

Contact Labor Relations
Albuquerque Map
Albuquerque
401 Broadway Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Effective 5/28/2019
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
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