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Separation From Employment: New Mexico

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Employment is at-will in New Mexico unless the employee has an express or implied contract. If the employee has an express or implied contract, then the employer may not be able to involuntarily terminate the employee without establishing good cause for termination. See Termination for Cause.
  • New Mexico places other limits on involuntary termination in certain circumstances. See Limits on Involuntary Terminations.
  • Employees who are involuntarily terminated must receive their undisputed wages within a certain period of time after termination. See Payment of Wages.