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E-Cigarettes On April 2, 2019, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation (H.B. 256) amending the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act to include e-cigarettes in the smoking prohibitions. Under the law, an e-cigarette is a product with nicotine, or another substance, intended for human consumption that can be used by inhaling vapor or aerosol…

Domestic Service in Minimum Wage Act On April 4, 2019, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation (S.B. 85) amending the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act to remove the exception of domestic service from wage protections. The law is effective June 14, 2019. Read NM S.B. 85 Medical Marijuana and Employment Protections On April…

2019 Bernalillo County Minimum Wage Increase On October 24, 2018, the Bernalillo County Commission announced that the county’s minimum wage will increase to $9.05 per hour. This wage increase affects employees who work within the unincorporated area of Bernalillo County, outside of the city limits. The increase is effective January 1, 2019. See the press…

City of Albuquerque Minimum Wage Increase The City of Albuquerque announced the following minimum wage increases for 2019: The minimum wage increases to $9.20. The minimum wage increases to $8.20 if the employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and pays an annualized cost of at least $2,500 for these benefits. The…

Minimum Wage Act Summary Poster The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions released a one-page Minimum Wage Act Summary as a new posting option for employers. Employers may post this one-page summary or may keep the full version of the Minimum Wage Act posted. Either of these postings complies with the act’s posting requirements. See…