The mission of the Labor Relations Division (LRD) is to administer, enforce, and execute state labor laws regulating hours of labor, employment of minors, public works Minimum Wage Act, and the Apprenticeship and Training Act. LRD enforces minimum wage, payment of wages, and overtime labor laws under the Minimum Wage Act. LRD also enforces the payment of scale wages to laborers and mechanics under the Public Works Minimum Wage Act. The division takes claims for unpaid wages from employees and ex-employees under both acts. The bureau also provides seminars and materials to employer and employee groups on the compliance requirements of the various state labor laws.
The Human Rights Bureau accepts and investigates claims of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical and mental handicap, serious medical condition, disability, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation and gender identity. The Human Rights Bureau also offers free training and technical advice to employer and employee groups or any other interested groups about preventing discrimination in the workplace and the Human Rights Act.
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions strives to be a leader in improving employment and poverty rates through workforce development, enhanced services for employers, and ensuring fair labor practices and workforce protections for New Mexicans.401 Broadway NE