We pride ourselves on keeping you informed on the ever-changing rules and regulations you need to know to avoid penalties and fines from enforcement and regulatory agencies in New Mexico and beyond…
Links to Regulatory Agencies
Alcohol and Gaming is division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. They issue, transfer, and revoke liquor licenses per the liquor Control Act. Phone: 505-476-4875
The NMED is the inspection agency that enforces the state food regulations. Their jurisdiction is everywhere but Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Link here to your NMED field office. Phone: 800-219-6157
The Bernalillo County food safety program is the inspection and food safety department with a jurisdiction of restaurants residing in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County. Phone: 505-314-0310
The city of Albuquerque maintains it’s own food inspection and safety department. If your restaurant is in Albuquerque this link takes you to their website. Phone: 505-768-2718
The US Department of Labor maintains the federal employment rules and regulations including but never limited to: overtime rules, tip credit rules, tip pooling rules, exempt vs non-exempt definitions etc.
New Mexico Food Safety Regulations
New Mexico Food Safety Regulations
This informative resource page will help ensure you know current regulations in the three jurisdictions of New Mexico – Albuquerque, Bernalillo and the rest of the state (NMED).
Link to NM AGD Rules and Regulations
New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Regulations
The Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department requires every licensee to have a copy of the rules and regulations on the premise of the licensed establishment. Here is a link to your copy.
Regulatory Blog Posts
On Monday, October 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new 80/20 rule and tip pooling regulation. First, the proposed regulation, if finalized, will permit employers to take a tip credit regardless of the amount of non-tip generating work (such as...read more
WAGE STATUTES: BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR TIPPED EMPLOYEES Play Webinar Recording Access Slide Deck Here If you haven’t been audited yet get your paperwork in order because the Federal DOL and New Mexico Workforce Solutions are targeting restaurants. If you are in any way...read more
Top 10 things you need to know about the new laws going into effect in June and July 2019 Your single-user restrooms will have to be: made available to any person regardless of gender identity or sex; designated for use by not more than one occupant at a time...read more
If you haven’t been audited yet get your paperwork in order because the Federal DOL and New Mexico Workforce Solutions are targeting restaurants. If you are in any way responsible for making payroll at your restaurant DO NOT MISS these webinars on the new minimum wage...read more
Do you welcome dogs on your restaurant's patio? What about a customer who wants their animal right there at the table? It’s not an uncommon experience. Patrons have been inviting their furry friends to join them for public meals for years. But is this actually the...read more
Top 10 things you need to know about the new laws going into effect on June 14 or July 1, 2019. In order of importance…details on the law pertaining to each bullet point is provided below. Your single-user restrooms will have to be: Effective July 1, 2019 made...read more
How to Help Yourself to Advocacy Periodically, and especially during each year's legislative session, we will send you legislative alerts on issues that will affect your business and the industry. We need you to act on these alerts immediately. It is the most...read more
We are in your corner when it comes to minimum wage issues. So, it's our job to keep our members informed of the updates as we continue to promote and protect the restaurant industry in New Mexico. As always, you can keep informed of the status of those by viewing our...read more
Tax Reform and What it Means for Your Personal Taxes President Trump, when he was on the campaign trail, promised that he would push for tax reform legislation. On December 22, 2017, he signed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, the first major tax reform in 31 years....read more