2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 50 - Employment Law
Article 4 - Labor Conditions; Payment of Wages
Section 50-4-29 - Relation to other laws.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 50-4-29 (2021)

Any standards relating to minimum wage, maximum hour or other working conditions in effect at the date of the passage of this act by or under any other law of this state, which are more favorable to employees than those applicable to such employees under this act, shall not be deemed to be amended, rescinded or otherwise affected by this act but shall continue in full force and effect.

History: 1953 Comp., § 59-3-26, enacted by Laws 1955, ch. 200, § 7.


Compiler's notes. — The words "this act" refer to Laws 1955, ch. 200, the unrepealed sections of which are compiled herein as 50-4-19, 50-4-21, 50-4-22, 50-4-25, 50-4-26, 50-4-28, 50-4-29 NMSA 1978.

Act permits home rule ordinances. — In passing the Minimum Wage Act, the legislature allowed any existing local minimum wage ordinances that were more favorable to employees to stay in effect. New Mexicans for Free Enter. v. City of Santa Fe, 2006-NMCA-007, 138 N.M. 785, 126 P.3d 1149.

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