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NM: Las Cruces Prevents Minimum Wage Increase from Taking Effect January 1, 2018

Posted on December 07 2017 09:56 PM

Minimum Wage Will Remain at $9.20 through 2018

The City of Las Cruces, New Mexico has amended its minimum wage ordinance to prevent an increase to the hourly rate from taking effect January 1, 2018. As a result, the minimum wage will remain at $9.20 per hour (and $3.68 per hour for tipped workers) through 2018.

The next increase will take effect January 1, 2019, when the rate will increase to $10.10 per hour (and $4.04 per hour for tipped workers).

Adjustments to the minimum wage based on inflation will begin January 1, 2020, and will be evaluated and assessed annually thereafter.

Click here to read the amended ordinance. For more information, including details on coverage, please review the resources available here.

To review other laws specific to New Mexico, visit the State Laws section, click on New Mexico, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.