Over $30K in wages collected for public works project employees from NMDWS audit

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ (NMDWS) Labor Relations Division received several wage claims from workers who were not paid their total wages for hours worked by Blue Mountain Contractors. The Albuquerque based company was hired by Fort Sumner Schools to construct a new concessions building in 2018 under a public works project. The audit of certified payrolls revealed $30,309.93 in wages and fringe owed to six employees, as well as $1,742.34 for the Apprenticeship and Training Fund.

Public Meeting Notice

The New Mexico State Workforce Development Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Mid-Region Council of Governments – 809 Copper Ave, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

NMDWS partners with U.S. Census Bureau for statewide hiring tour

The U.S. Census Bureau is actively seeking to obtain 23,000 New Mexico applicants to fill thousands of positions at a pay rate of $13.50 to $15 an hour. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and New Mexico Workforce Connection (NMWC) have partnered with Census to help staff those positions across the state.

Zero tolerance stance for underpayment or nonpayment of wages by New Mexico employers

(Albuquerque) –The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS), in conjunction with the City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County Second Judicial District Attorney’s office, will be filing a lawsuit against Hacienda Del Rio, associated entities and principals David Rosales and Andres Rosales for violations of the state Minimum Wage Act, the Wage Payment Act, and the City of Albuquerque Minimum Wage Ordinance.



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