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.
Updated to reflect the 2017 annual inflation adjustment to Bernalillo County's minimum wage.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Updated to reflect the forthcoming requirement for the state to adopt federal OSHA's final rule requiring employers to electronically report injury and illness data.
As mandated by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Human Rights Bureau, every employer covered by the New Mexico Human Rights Act must post the New Mexico Discrimination Is Against the Law poster.
New Mexico employers seeking to educate employees about their reinstatement rights following military service and to demonstrate their compliance with New Mexico's military leave law should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
In-depth review of the spectrum of New Mexico employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to taxation of employee benefits.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help New Mexico employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.