Asked in Employment Law for New Mexico

Q: What is a " timely manner"? If still employee with the company.

I work for an at will employer worked for 25 hours that I did not receive on my latest pay check, and no-one can tell me why or when I will be paid. I've contacted district manager project manager regional manager and hr with no response.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Trent A. Howell

Answered
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: In general, an employer must, on regular, bi-monthly paydays, fully pay employees for all work done within the prior two weeks. NM Stat § 50-4-2 (2015). If the employee is discharged, the employee must make the payment within five days of the discharge. NM Stat § 50-4-4 (2015). If the employee quits, the employer must make the payment by the next regular payday after the employees quits. NM Stat § 50-4-4 (2015). If the employer fails to do so, there may be penalties.

This is not legal advice to you, but a general idea of the law. Whether and how it applies to you would depend on the details of your employment.

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