NEW LAW — Minimum Wage Increases for Certain New Mexico Localities

Attention employers in Albuquerque and Unincorporated Bernalillo County, New Mexico:… minimum wage in these localities is increasing on January 1, 2019.

For employers in Albuquerque, minimum wage is increasing on January 1, 2019 as follows:

  • For employers that provide a certain amount of healthcare and/or childcare benefits, minimum wage is  increasing from $7.95 to $8.20 per hour (and is increasing from  $5.35 to $5.50 per hour for tipped employees) and
  • For employees not provided qualifying benefits, minimum wage is  increasing from $8.95 to $9.20 per hour (and is increasing from  $5.35 to $5.50 per hour for tipped employees).

For employers in Unincorporated Bernalillo County, minimum wage is increasing on January 1, 2019 as follows:

  • For employers that provide a certain amount of healthcare and/or childcare benefits, minimum wage is  increasing from $7.85 to $8.05 per hour (and will remain  at $2.13 per hour for tipped employees) and
  • For employees not provided qualifying benefits, minimum wage is  increasing from $8.85 to $9.05 per hour (and will remain  at $2.13 per hour for tipped employees).

Employers in these localities should prepare for the increase and download the update minimum wage poster once available.