2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 50 - Employment Law
Article 4 - Labor Conditions; Payment of Wages
Section 50-4-30 - Daily maximum hours of employment; exceptions.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 50-4-30 (2019)

A. No employee other than a fireman, law enforcement officer or farm or ranch hand whose duties require them to work longer hours, or employees primarily in a stand-by position, shall be required to work for any employer within the state more than sixteen hours in any one day of twenty-four hours except in emergency situations.

B. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act [section] shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

History: 1953 Comp., § 59-3-27, enacted by Laws 1971, ch. 169, § 1.


Cross references. — For maximum hours of employment for females, see 50-5-1 to 50-5-17 NMSA 1978.

For eight-hour day in public employment, see N.M. Const., art. XX, § 19.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 48A Am. Jur. 2d Labor and Labor Relations § 4191 et seq.

What employers are within "hours of labor" statutes, 16 A.L.R. 537.

Constitutionality of statutes limiting hours of labor in private industry, 90 A.L.R. 814.

51B C.J.S. Labor Relations §§ 1186 to 1209.

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