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New Mexico Overtime Pay Law

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in New Mexico must conform with these state rules regarding overtime pay for employees.

In New Mexico, hours worked over 40 in any seven-day workweek must be paid at the rate of one and one-half times the regular hourly rate.

Exemptions From the General Overtime Provision

Specifically exempt from the overtime provisions are:

  • employees who are engaged in cotton ginning for not more than 14 weeks a year; and
  • employers of workers engaged in agriculture.

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