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New Mexico Minimum Wage Increase

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • Apr 19, 2019

Summary: On March 1, 2019, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 437, raising the state’s minimum wage for the first time in a decade from $7.50 an hour to $12 by 2023. The first increase to $9 an hour goes into effect at the start of 2020.
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Topics: New Mexico, Minimum Wage

New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Statute

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • Apr 18, 2017

Summary: New Mexico became the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law, leaving only South Dakota without such a statute. The law requires any businesses who “own or license records containing personal identifying information of a New Mexico resident” to take reasonable security procedures to safeguard personally identifiable information (PII).
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Topics: New Mexico, Data Security, Cyber Security

Around the Roundhouse

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • Mar 28, 2017

Summary: An update on school related bills in the New Mexico Legislature, covering issues such as a moratorium on new charter schools, limiting school use of restraint and seclusion, and the use of attendance as a factor in teacher evaluations.
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Topics: Schools, New Mexico