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Minimum Wage Adjustment

Minimum Wage Adjustment

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance provides for an increase to $10.10/hr in 2019.

Beginning January 1, 2018 and on January 1 of each year thereafter, the minimum wage provided for under this ordinance shall be adjusted by the increase, if any, in the cost of living. The increase in the cost of living shall be calculated based on the percentage increase, if any, as of August of the immediately preceding year over the level as measured by August of the previous year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) (All Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, U.S. City Average for All Items) for the West Region or its successor index as published by the U.S. Department of Labor or its successor agency, with the amount of the minimum wage increase, if any, rounded up to the nearest five cents.

The minimum wage on January 1, 2018 should be adjusted to $9.45/hr and $3.78 for tipped workers.

The City or its designee shall publish the adjusted minimum wage rate for the forthcoming year on its internet home page by October 15 of each year, and it shall become effective on January 1 of the forthcoming year. The minimum wage shall not be reduced if the Consumer Price Index has decreased during any applicable year.

The full ordinance is listed here.

Minimum Wage Ordinance - Summary