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Please note:

Information for workers affected by COVID-19 is available here: www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info.

For updates and information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in New Mexico, visit https://cv.nmhealth.org/.

Information for Workers

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions enforces workers’ rights regarding wages and work hours, child labor, and human rights.

Public Works

The New Mexico Public Works Minimum Wage Act applies to employers and employees working on state and locally funded public works construction projects. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions works to ensure that all employees on projects covered by the Act are paid the correct wage rate.

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Working as a Teen

By state law, work permits are required at all times for the employment of anyone under the age of 16.

Children Working in Entertainment

There are specific rules for employing and protecting performers under the age of 18 in the entertainment industry.

NMDWS enforces the rules for the employment of minors, across all industries. Learn More

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    Developer

    Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

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    Plumber?

    Assemble, install, alter and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

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    Ironworker?

    Raise, place and unite iron or steel girders, columns and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

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    Electrician?

    Perform preliminary work with the material and tools of the trade; residential and commercial rough wiring and finish work including the installation of various kinds of wires, cables and conduits per the National Electrical Code; industrial lighting and service installation; motors controls and installation including emergency generators, relays and timing devices.

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