Notice of Rulemaking
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (“Department”) hereby gives notice that the Department will conduct a public hearing in the auditorium of the State Personnel Office located at 2600 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 18 from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain input and public comment on the repeal and replacement of 11.1.4 NMAC - Wage and Hour and Employment of Children.
Articles 1, 4 and 6 of Chapter 50, NMSA 1978 relating to the powers and duties of the labor commissioner and director of labor and industrial division gives the Department legal authority to conduct this rulemaking.
The purpose of the repeal of the former rule and the proposal of the current changes is to broaden the definitions relevant to Wage and Hour claims and clearly define the process for filing a wage claim. The proposed changes broaden the scope of authority and responsibility the Department has in relation to wage claims. The proposed changes better defined expectations of all parties throughout the wage claim process. Finally, the proposed changes expands the rights for non-English speakers.
Interested individuals may testify at the public hearing or submit written comments to State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, 401 Broadway NE, P.O. Box 1928, Albuquerque, N.M., 87103, attention Robert Dale Morrison. Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on October 17, 2017. However, the submission of written comments as soon as possible is encouraged.
Copies of the amended rules may be accessed at http://www.dws.state.nm.us/ or obtained from Robert Dale Morrison at (505) 841-8672 or at RobertD.Morrison@state.nm.us. The proposed rules will be made available at least thirty days prior to the hearings.
Individuals with disabilities who require this information in an alternative format or need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in this meeting are asked to contact Mr. Morrison as soon as possible. The Department requests at least ten (10) days advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.
To view additional information please visit https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Labor-Relations/Labor-Information/Wage-and-Hour and look under "Rules, Regulations, & Statutes