HR and Employment Law Resources for New Mexico

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New Mexico is considered to be both an employee and an employer-friendly state. Examples of this middle of the road ground can be seen by comparing the following: the state does not ban a private employer from using an applicant’s criminal history; however, it does add certain protected classes not recognized under federal law, such as gender identity.

This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in New Mexico.

New Mexico Handbook

Create or update your New York Handbook with XpertHR’s comprehensive state-specific handbook policy statements. The New Mexico Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available policy statements, including:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Domestic Abuse Victim Leave

Lactation Accommodation

Smoke-Free Workplace

Municipality Coverage


Las Cruces

Santa Fe

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A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help New Mexico employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.

New Mexico HR Law at a Glance