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New Mexico repeals youth minimum wage

05/06/21

Author: ADP Admin/Friday, April 30, 2021/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, New Mexico

New Mexico has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 35) that will require employers to pay high school workers at least the minimum wage per hour.

Background:

Previously, New Mexico allowed employers to pay high school students (those who were regularly enrolled in secondary school and working after school or when school was not in session) at least $8.50 per hour.

Senate Bill 35:

Beginning June 18, 2021Senate Bill 35 requires employers to pay high school workers at a rate that meets or exceeds the minimum wage (currently $10.50 per hour at the state level). Note: There are higher minimum wage rates in the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, the City of Las Cruces, the City of Santa Fe, and Santa Fe County.

Compliance Recommendations:

New Mexico employers should ensure compliance with the new minimum wage requirements for high school workers. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.

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