New Mexico Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

New Mexico Holidays: What you need to know

New Mexico observes the following as official holidays:
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January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Third Monday in February Washington/Lincoln Birthday (Presidents' Day)
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans/Armistice Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the legal holiday is observed the following Monday (NM Stat. Sec. 12-5-2, 12-5-3).
State employers. State agencies and offices are closed on legal holidays. State government employees are entitled to legal holidays as paid days off.
Private employers. Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid or unpaid days off. However, the majority of employers do observe at least six paid holidays.
Last reviewed on November 14, 2017.

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New Mexico Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holiday
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