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 finalized 2017 annual inflation adjustment to Santa Fe'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.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help New Mexico employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.