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Minimum wage set to increase


Last updated 12/29/2020 at 4:04pm

Kevin Wilson

Regina Sandoval, a cashier at Taco Box in Clovis, prepares an iced tea during the Tuesday lunch rush. Taco Box is one of many small businesses that will see some impacts of minimum wage increases in the new year.

New Mexico's statewide minimum wage will increase by $1.50 on Friday, to $10.50 per hour. The tipped minimum wage will go up 20 cents to $2.55 per hour under legislation passed in 2019.

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