New Mexico employers can breathe a collective sigh of relief. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed two separate bills (House Bill 442 and Senate Bill 386, which would have increased New Mexico’s minimum wage in 2018.
Specifically, Governor Martinez vetoed House Bill 442, which would have increased the minimum wage from $7.50 to $9.25 an hour, and Senate Bill 386, which would have raised the state’s minimum wage to $9.00 per hour.
What does this mean for New Mexico employers?
New Mexico’s minimum wage will remain $7.50 per hour (unless those employers are located in a city/county that has enacted a higher local minimum wage).