NEW MEXICO: The minimum wage will increase for the first time in a decade as several new state laws will take effect on New Year’s Day.
Hourly base pay rises to $9 an hour starting in 2020 and eventually to $12 by 2023 under a law signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Primavera Bakery manager’s Nancy Orellana, located in Albuquerque said January is a very slow time for restaurants, so more likey businesses will be affected.
“It is very hard to run a small business, and with the new wage increse we will struggle on a very slow economy” Orellana Said.

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