SENATE BILL 348
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Benny Shendo, Jr.
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT; EXCLUDING MOTOR CARRIERS OVERSEEN BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION FROM THE OVERTIME PROVISIONS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE MINIMUM WAGE ACT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 50-4-24 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1975, Chapter 275, Section 1, as amended) is amended to read:
"50-4-24. EMPLOYERS EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.--
A. An employer of workers engaged in the ginning of cotton for market, in a place of employment located within a county where cotton is grown in commercial quantities, is exempt from the overtime provisions of Subsection D of Section 50-4-22 NMSA 1978 if each employee is employed for a period of not more than fourteen weeks in the aggregate in a calendar year.
B. An employer of workers engaged in agriculture is exempt from the overtime provisions set forth in Subsection D of Section 50-4-22 NMSA 1978. As used in this subsection, "agriculture" has the meaning used in Section 203 of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
C. An employer is exempt from the overtime provisions set forth in Subsection D of Section 50-4-22 NMSA 1978 if the hours worked in excess of forty hours in a week of seven days are:
(1) worked by an employee of an air carrier providing scheduled passenger air transportation subject to Subchapter II of the federal Railway Labor Act or the air carrier's subsidiary that is subject to Subchapter II of the federal Railway Labor Act;
(2) not required by the employer; and
(3) arranged through a voluntary agreement among employees to trade scheduled work shifts; provided that the agreement shall:
(a) be in writing;
(b) be signed by the employees involved in the agreement;
(c) include a requirement that an employee who trades a scheduled work shift is responsible for working the shift so agreed to as part of the employee's regular work schedule; and
(d) not require an employee to work more than: 1) thirteen consecutive days; 2) sixteen hours in a single work day; 3) sixty hours within a single work week; or 4) can be required as provided in a collective bargaining agreement to which the employee is subject.
D. Motor carriers, including private motor carriers, with whom the United States secretary of transportation has the authority to establish qualifications and maximum hours of services provided by the motor carriers' employees pursuant to the federal Motor Carrier Act are exempt from the overtime provisions set forth in Subsection D of Section 50-4-22 NMSA 1978."
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