New Mexico Announces Increased Minimum Wage Rates for 2022

State Update Overview

Date Updated December 2021
Labor Law Update The State of New Mexico Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Increase in minimum wage rates
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster New Mexico Labor Law Poster

In December 2021, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions released a revised wage and hour poster with increased minimum wage rates for 2022.

New Mexico Minimum Wage Law Update

  • Minimum wage increased to $11.50 per hour effective January 1, 2022
  • Tipped employees must be paid at least $2.80 per hour effective January 1, 2022
  • Minimum wage rates apply to all employees regardless of age or student status

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. New Mexico labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

New Mexico Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of New Mexico must display the new Minimum Wage notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our New Mexico & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the New Mexico Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.




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