What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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New Jersey Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, New Mexico has a state minimum wage of $12.00 per hour, which is higher than the federal minimum wage. Employers must adhere to this state-mandated minimum wage to ensure compliance with local labor laws.


Meal & Rest Breaks

New Mexico law does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks for adult employees, aligning with federal guidelines. However, minors under the age of 16 must receive a 30-minute meal break if they work more than five hours in a day.

3 Years

Filing Claims

In New Mexico, employees have three years to file a claim for unpaid overtime, offering a generous timeframe compared to the federal two-year standard. This extended period allows for a greater opportunity to address wage violations.


New Mexico Overtime Pay Laws

Under New Mexico law, employees are entitled to overtime pay at one and a half times their regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. This is in accordance with federal law, ensuring fair compensation for overtime labor.

Overtime Laws

Protections for workers

New Mexico uniquely requires that the overtime rate must also be paid for hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek, regardless of the total weekly hours. This provision aims to discourage excessive consecutive workdays and promote worker well-being.