Albuquerque 2016 Minimum Wage Rate Stagnant

Looks like a trend: another minimum wage rate will remain the same for 2016. Employers in Albuquerque should still replace the posting to keep employees informed.

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The City of Albuquerque updated its 2016 minimum wage notice. The pay rate of $8.75 per hour remains the same as the 2015 rate, but as we recently covered in our Florida, Ohio, and Oregon articles, some minimum wages like Albuquerque’s are adjusted annually based on changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The prices paid by consumers in the West region of the U.S. declined by nearly 10 percent and, therefore, wouldn’t trigger an increase to the Albuquerque minimum wage rate.

Albuquerque 2016 Minimum Wage Poster

The Albuquerque minimum wage notice is required for all employers with workplaces in the city limits of Albuquerque. The notice must be displayed in both English and Spanish.

Yes, the minimum wage rate remained the same as in 2016. But employers who want to avoid phone calls and potential conflict would be wise to replace the 2015 versions of the Albuquerque minimum wage notice. The old version is clearly dated 2015, and the new version is clearly dated 2016. Your workers want to be certain that they aren’t being bamboozled by the boss, so clear, open, and accurate communication will help avoid confusion. Replace those posters.

Fortunately, both the English and Spanish versions of the 2016 Minimum Wage posting are included as part of the GovDocs Albuquerque Posting Compliance Package. Subscribers to this blog can take 20% off all their labor law poster purchases by using coupon code BLOG20.

Even more fortunately for large employers, GovDocs covers enterprise posting compliance with our Update Program. If you have 50 or more locations and want to simplify your posting compliance program, please contact us!

Albuquerque’s Economic Landscape

Like the minimum wage rate, Albuquerque’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent has remained unchanged since 2014. The professional/business and education/health sectors in Albuquerque saw the greatest gains in employment in 2015, whereas the information, manufacturing, and government sectors experienced the greatest job losses.

The average weekly wage for workers in the Albuquerque area is 20 percent lower than the national average. Because we have hundreds of Human Resources professionals who subscribe to GovDocs Labor Law News (thank you), you may be interested to know that the average hourly wage of HR managers in Albuquerque is $47.38 compared to $54.88 nationally.

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