Your Voice-Our Voice-One Voice

Together we are strong. 1,200 individual restaurants understand that our collective industry voice is stronger than one single restaurant voice. NMRA represents the entire restaurant industry to elected officials at all levels of government and regulatory bodies.

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Our Message

Cornerstone of New Mexico Communities

The restaurant industry is a unique part of the fabric of New Mexico.

A cornerstone of every community.

We are an industry of first jobs and second chances.

Our members are an entry point into the job market for many. And a good stepping stone to a brighter future for everyone.

Commitment to New Mexico Communities

Our responsibility is to the backbone of New Mexico’s communities — Entrepreneurship and old-fashioned hospitality.

That’s why we are committed to breaking down the barriers of over-regulation, and empowering small businesses to do what they do best: Hiring in, and enhancing local communities.

New Mexico Minimum Wage Information

at this time there are 7 different minimum wages in New Mexico. NMRA is one of the only organizations that keeps a comprehensive, detailed webpage with all of the relevant information you need to pay your people correctly.

Our legislative menu is a hit with members as well as legislators. This synopsis of the issues effecting restaurants is clear, concise and easy to understand. If you are wondering about NMRA positions on issues it’s all here and we throw in some restaurant humor to make it all palatable.

It’s important that you know who represents you, in your voting/home district and at your restaurant. Get to know these folks ask them to coffee or lunch and talk to them about issues that are important to you. Call Carol at the NMRA office 505-343-9848 if you would like a refresher on the issues important to our members.

When this button is RED you know we need your help with an urgent alert to: contact your legislator or email a congressperson. Your individual voice is important to add to the collective voice. Legislators like hearing from constituents especially ones that own and operate businesses i n their districts.

Legal and Legislative Alerts

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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Dining out? Leave your pet at home

DOWNLOAD SERVICE ANIMAL POSTER FOR YOUR RESTAURANT HERE. We know you love your pet dog.  But unless you’re headed to the outdoor patio of a restaurant that allows dogs there, please leave your pet at home. Restaurants operate under strict rules from the NM Department...

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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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Proposed Sick Leave and Plastics Ban for Albuquerque

There are two urgent issues facing businesses in Albuquerque that we need you to be aware of-- Sick Leave and a proposed plastics ban. Trick Leave is Back!!! Issue summary: When the proponents of a sick leave ordinance lost the vote in Albuquerque you might have...

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