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New Mexico, Santa Fe announces increase to minimum wage for 2022


Author: ADP Admin/Monday, January 31, 2022/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, New Mexico

The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico has announced that effective March 1, 2022 the living wage rate in Santa Fe will increase from $12.32 to $12.95 per hour. All employers required to have a business license or registration from the City of Santa Fe must pay at least the living wage rate to employees for all hours worked within the Santa Fe city limits. All employees, including temporary and part-time workers, must be paid this rate. 




Tipped employees may be paid a minimum cash wage of $2.80 per hour if tips are sufficient to bring the employee’s hourly wage to $12.95 per hour.  If tips are not sufficient, the employer must make up the difference.  Workers who customarily receive more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) per month in tips or commissions are considered tipped employees.


Next Steps:


As of March 1, 2022, employers within the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico must pay at least $12.95 per hour to non-tipped employees for all hours worked within city limits.  Tipped employees must be paid at least $2.80 in cash wages.

For a copy of the announcement please click on the link provided below.  


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