Pursuant to the Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC) and New Mexico Senate Bill 437 (NM SB 437), the minimum wage will increase, effective January 1, 2022.
Under SB 437, the State of New Mexico minimum wage will increase to $11.50 per hour on January 1, 2022. Las Cruces City Council accepted the state's minimum wage but opted to retain its own ordinance rules when it comes to tipped wages.
According to LCMC, the minimum wage for tipped employees will increase to an amount equaled to 40% of the hourly wage. In this case, within city limits, the tipped minimum wage will increase from $4.20 an hour to $4.60 per hour.
Minimum Wage in Las Cruces City Limits Effective January 1, 2022
Tipped Wages..............$ 4.60
Employees who feel their employers are not abiding by the minimum wage (including tipped wage earners whose wage plus tip should equal at least $11.50 (beginning of Jan. 1, 2022) may contact the Labor Relations Division to file a claim. You can get more information and obtain claim forms in both English and Spanish by visiting the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions through this link: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Labor-Relations/Labor-Information/Wage-and-Hour.