January 2020 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    Happy New Year Members and Friends,

    2019 was a great year for Southern NM SHRM Chapter, but as we move forward to 2020, I think it will be even a better year for our chapter.  As your new President for Southern NM SHRM I am looking forward to the new year and bringing our members trainings, knowledge, and information that will provide you as a member additional tools for your HR toolbox.  It is important to me as your Chapter President to hear from you as a member on any ideas or suggestions you may have for training topics, chapter meetings, and our membership events. Just a reminder to you our members, you are our greatest asset and combined we are a great network of ideas, solutions, supporters, and knowledge.  So please let this be a personal invitation to all our members to please attend our monthly chapter meetings.  Our monthly chapter meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at the Las Cruces Convention Center.     

    With the start of the new year here some items for you to be on the lookout for and review as trending topics on the SHRM website:

    • New Overtime Rule Effective 1/1/2020
    • NM New Minimum Wage $9.00 Effective 1/1/2020
    • Las Cruces New Minimum Wage $10.25 Effective 1/1/2020
    • New W-4 Form 1/1/2020
    • Individual Coverage HRA Final rule 1/1/2020
    • Retirement Plan Hardship Withdrawal Rules 1/1/2020
    • Leap Year 2020 Payroll Wrinkle
    • FLSA Regular Rate Calculation Final Rule 1/15/2020


    As a reminder here is our newly elected Board for 2020:

    President:                           Tania Proctor

    President-Elect:                Meg Haines

    Secretary:                           Eva Hernandez

    Treasurer:                           Jeff Avent

    Please be on the lookout for your yearly membership invoice to Southern NM SHRM and please renew prior to January 30, 2020.  Please spread the word about Southern NM SHRM and encourage your co-workers, HR professionals, friends, and other organizations or businesses to join the Southern NM SHRM Chapter.  You can join on our website www.snmshrm.org .  

    Happy New Year and remember if you have any program ideas, speakers or suggestions, please feel free to email our President-Elect at [email protected].  We are here for you and want to make Southern NM SHRM your organization.

    See you at the Monthly Chapter Meeting on January 9th FLSA- What You Need to Know! 

    Tania L. Proctor, PHR, SHRM-CP

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    Minimum Wage 2020

    Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces has increased from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. The tipped wage has increased from $4.04 to $4.10 per hour. Under the LCMC, the 2020 hourly wage is a cost of living increase based on the Consumer Price Index.

    Official Notice - http://www.las-cruces.org/DocumentCenter/View/3796/Minimum-Wage-Notice-English-2020-PDF?bidId=

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    Upcoming Events

    Certification Study Group Meetings (Ongoing):  Contact Melissa at [email protected] for more information

    January 9th meeting 11:30am to 1:00pm – FLSA: What You Need to Know

    February 13th meeting 11:30am to 1:00pm – Understanding the Dynamics & Domains of Domestic Violence

    March 12th meeting 11:30am to 1:00pm – Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Culture

    Please check our website www.snmshrm.org for more information on upcoming events throughout the year

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