2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 37 - Limitation of Actions; Abatement and Revivor
Article 1 - Limitations of Actions
Section 37-1-5 - Actions for wage and hour violations.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 37-1-5 (2019)

A civil action to enforce any provision of Chapter 50, Article 4 NMSA 1978 shall be commenced within three years after a violation last occurs. The three-year period shall be tolled during a labor relations division of the workforce solutions department investigation of an employer, but such an investigation shall not be deemed a prerequisite to a person bringing a civil action, nor shall it operate to bar a civil action brought pursuant to Chapter 50, Article 4 NMSA 1978.

History: 1941 Comp., § 27-125, enacted by Laws 1947, ch. 44, § 1; 1953 Comp., § 23-1-5; 2009, ch. 104, § 1.


The 2009 amendment, effective June 19, 2009, deleted all of the former language of this section, which provided for a one year statute of limitations period, and added the current language.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 48A Am. Jur. 2d Labor and Labor Relations § 3250 et seq.

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