Restaurant Regulation

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…

Food Regulation Quick Links

Link here to find all your model food code regulations, required posters,  model inspection sheets and more…

Alcohol Regulation Quick Links

Link here to find all your copy of the ABC regulations, required posters, duplicate server permit, inspection form, happy hour rules and more…

Employment Regulation Quick Links

Find links here to General labor regulations, Workforce Solutions, FLSA, unemployment basics, Work Comp, Minimum Wage, tipping rules and more…

Taxes and Other Regulation Quick Links

Link here to find restaurant financing, NM GRT rates, pets on patios, water by request, ADA,   restaurant scams and more…

Links to Regulatory Agencies

Alcohol and Gaming Division

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

NM Environment Department

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

NM Workforce Connection

The NM Workforce Connection office manages everything from unemployment insurance claims to HR, job postings, employer recruitment and employer incentives.

Bernalillo County Food Safety

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

Albuquerque Environment Department

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

US Department of Labor

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

Wage & Hours Rules for Restaurant Workers

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...

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New Laws Go Into Effect this Summer

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...

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Wage Theft vs Wage Compliance in New Mexico

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...

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2019 Legislation Recap

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...

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Help Yourself to Advocacy

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...

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The Wage Page 2019

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...

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Tax Reform and What it Means for Your Personal Taxes

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....

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Proposed Changes to New Mexico Food Code

July 2018: The New Mexico Environment Department has proposed new rules and is revisiting the deadline for compliance with the 2017 Model Food Code. Here are highlights of the proposed changes: The Certified Food Protection Manager can be responsible for more than a...

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