February 26, 2021

Sante Fe County, City of Santa Fe minimum wage update

  • Effective March 1, 2021, the Sante Fe County, NM minimum wage is $12.32 (previously $12.10 per hour). The Sante Fe County tipped minimum wage is $3.69 per hour (previously $3.62 per hour). Read more here >>
  • Effective March 1, 2021, the city of Sante Fe, NM minimum wage is $12.32 (previously $12.10 per hour). For tipped employees: those who receive more than $100.00 per month in tips or commissions, any tips or commissions received and retained by a worker shall be counted as wages and credited towards satisfaction of the minimum wage. Workers who “customarily receive” more than $100 per month in tips must still receive the minimum hourly wage in the City, so if they aren’t earning enough in tips the employer must pay them enough to make up the difference. Read more here >>

By Megan Butz
General Counsel, HR Compliance, Checkwriters
Megan joined Checkwriters in 2020 and is responsible for reviewing, revising, and implementing internal policies of the company, advising on human resource, employment, and labor matters, and monitoring and publishing state and federal legal updates to the Checkwriters News and Compliance Center for distribution to thousands of clients around the country. Before joining Checkwriters, Megan served as a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court performing legal research and writing, followed by private practice in Cape Cod.

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