Employers in all states have posting regulations when it comes to labor law posters – including New Mexico posters. Employers in New Mexico need to make sure their state and federal laws are posted in a visible spot within an area where all employees have access – such as a work room, break room or mail room. Since labor laws tend to change frequently, employers in New Mexico also need to make sure they have the most current information on their posters as well. An example of a change in the labor laws is the new Ombudsman Workers’ Compensation law.
The New Mexico posters also need to show both state and federal laws. The state laws that should be posted are those giving information about OSHA, Ombudsman Workers’ Compensation, workers’ compensation, minimum wage and discrimination. The federal laws that need to be posted are pretty much the same for all states. In New Mexico, they include USERRA – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law, Federal Minimum Wage, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and OSHA – Job Safety and Health Protection.
The information on the New Mexico posters is primarily meant to benefit the state’s employees. They give them the information on what exactly are their rights and responsibilities when it comes to the labor laws that apply to their employment. The posters also provide information on how to file a complaint or grievance including which state and/or federal agencies they need to contact.
Employers also benefit from the New Mexico posters as well. They can use the posters as a quick reference to find out specific information about state and federal laws that apply to their companies such as what, if any, exceptions there are to the state minimum wage laws.