Gov. Signs Minimum Wage Bill w/ Tip Credit
New Mexico’s minimum wage will increase to $12 an hour by 2023 – and to $9 an hour next year – under legislation signed into law April 1, by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

The final language of the bill includes the tip credit we all worked so hard to protect these past few months. Restaurants will see the tipped wage increase from $2.13 to $2.35 as of January 1, 2020, $2.55 in 2021, $2.80 in 2022 and $3.00 in 2023. The compromise also eliminates the future raises based on CPI.

This shows the true power we can wield when our industry puts differences aside and comes together to protect New Mexico restaurants.
Check Out Our Fresh New Look
We want to serve you better! That is why we have launched a fresh website with updated resources and user friendly features.

All the information you rely on is still here. We are just making it more accessible and adding content that we know will interest you.

Check out our new classifieds section and add a help wanted or property listing to our industry specific classifieds page.

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Unsure about what happened during the NM Legislative session, and how it impacts your business? We got you covered.

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See Your Business in the NMRA Buyer's Guide
The New Mexico Restaurant Association Buyers Guide is an integral resource for individuals, companies and association members. It is mailed to over 3,900 locations annually, is provided to every new member who joins the association, and is prominently featured at our events and any trade shoes we attend.

By getting involved in the guide, you are putting your business at the fingertips of the decision-making individuals and buyers you are looking tor reach statewide.

Every Associate member receives a free listing in the printed Buyer’s Guide. Display ads are also available for purchase through our publisher, SVM Media.  

The 2019-2020 Buyer’s Guide is going to press soon!

Contact NMRA to review your listing, add your business to the guide, or to be connected to SVM to purchase display advertising.

Lawrence Baker, NMRA Communications Specialist
Emergency Meeting on ABQ Plastic Ban
Join us for a plastic ban meeting next week to discuss how we are addressing this issue and how you can help! Some  restaurateurs  have started having conversations   with city council members, but we need more participation. 

Please consider joining us for this emergency meeting.
When: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time:  3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: New Mexico Restaurant Association Office
              9201 Montgomery Blvd., Suite 602
              Albuquerque, NM 87111

Can’t make the meeting? Send your input to us or RSVP here
Labor Dept. Proposing Multiple Rule Changes
The U.S. Department of Labor proposed new rules on joint employment and added more changes to regulations governing overtime pay.

This move on overtime pay could make it easier for employers to offer better benefits to workers and could provide protection from lawsuits, officials contend. How will these proposed rules impact your restaurant? Learn more at the link below.
The department also released proposed new rules on joint employment, offering a four-part test to clarify whether two companies share liability for labor laws like minimum wage and overtime pay for individual workers. Learn more at the link below.
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