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Hours Worked: New Mexico

Hours Worked requirements for other states

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

Authors: Quentin Smith and Barbara G. Stephenson, Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A.


  • New Mexico also has no statutory or regulatory requirements describing how activities such as training, sleeping, and preliminary and postliminary activities by employees are treated. See Overview.
  • In New Mexico, nursing mothers do receive special consideration for breaks. See Break Periods.
  • In New Mexico there also is a requirement for payment of travel time under certain circumstances. See Travel Time.
  • In the absence of state law guidance on numerous hours worked questions, employers should refer to regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).