New Mexico Labor Laws – Wage and Hour
New Mexico’s current minimum wage is $7.50.
For more information on New Mexico’s minimum wage laws, visit our New Mexico Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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New Mexico labor laws require an employer to pay overtime to employees, unless otherwise exempt, at the rate of 1½ times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. NM Statute 50-4-22(D) See FLSA: Overtime for information.
Meals and Breaks
New Mexico labor laws do not have any laws requiring an employer to provide a meal period or breaks to employees, thus the federal rule applies. The federal rule does not require an employer to provide either a meal (lunch) period or breaks. However, if an employer chooses to do so, breaks, usually of the type lasting less than 20 minutes, must be paid. Meal or lunch periods (usually 30 minutes or more) do not need to be paid, so long as the employee is free to do as they wish during the meal or lunch period. DOL: Breaks and Meal Periods.
Information about New Mexico vacation leave laws may now be found on our New Mexico Leave Laws page.
Information about New Mexico sick leave laws may now be found on our New Mexico Leave Laws page.
Information about New Mexico holiday leave laws may now be found on our New Mexico Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about New Mexico jury duty leave laws may now be found on our New Mexico Leave Laws page.
Information about New Mexico voting leave laws may now be found on our New Mexico Leave Laws page.
New Mexico labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions FAQs. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.