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New Mexico Mandates Human Trafficking Poster for Employers



For employers operating in the State of New Mexico:

Governor Susana Martinez recently approved a law requiring employers to post a notice containing information about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. The law, H.B. 181, will become effective July 1, 2014. A full copy of the law can be found at the following link: http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/14%20Regular/final/HB0181.pdf.

All New Mexico employers subject to the state Minimum Wage Act must post the following notice in English and in Spanish and in any other written language where at least 10% of the workers or users of a covered facility speak that language:

NOTICE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING: OBTAINING FORCED LABOR OR SERVICES IS A CRIME UNDER NEW MEXICO AND FEDERAL LAW. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS A VICTIM OF THIS CRIME, CONTACT THE FOLLOWING: IN NEW MEXICO, CALL OR TEXT 505-GET-FREE (505-438- 3733); OR CALL THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER HOTLINE TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-373-7888 FOR HELP. YOU MAY ALSO SEND THE TEXT “HELP” OR “INFO” TO BEFREE (“233733”). YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS, AND YOUR CALL OR TEXT IS CONFIDENTIAL.

**The sign must me at least 8 ½ inches high and 11 inches wide and must be displayed in a conspicuous manner in the employer’s facility clearly visible to the public and to employees. The English and Spanish language portions (as well as any other language posted) must be equal in size.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions will be publishing a template notice for employer use in the coming weeks. For more information on employer posting requirements in New Mexico, visit: http://www.dws.state.nm.us/Business/Publications/Posters.

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