Bernalillo County Minimum Wage
What: The minimum wage increase that was set to go into effect 1/1/2015 for Bernalillo County has been postponed indefinitely. The increase would have been from $8.50 to $8.65 per hour. Starting tipped wage remains at $2.13 plus tips to equal $8.50 or more.
Who and Where: The postponement affects workers in areas of Bernalillo County outside of the Albuquerque city limits. Businesses within Albuquerque city limits are subject to the Albuquerque minimum wage.
Why: Due to a clerical error, the required public notice of the 1/1/2015 increase was not posted on the Bernalillo County website.
When: County commissioners are unsure of when the oversight will be corrected. A commission meeting scheduled for 1/13/2015 may address the issue. NMRA will keep you informed as updates are made public.
How: Stay informed by visiting NMRA’s resource page on Minimum Wage in New Mexico and the Bernalillo County Website’s notice of the delay.