New Mexico State Laws
Additional State Laws
The 2006 New Mexico Statutes Section 28-2-3 bans public sector employees from including questions about criminal records on job applications or asking job seekers if they have a criminal history until after the applicant is deemed a finalist for the job. Employers may consider criminal records when making hiring decisions, but a record cannot be used to automatically disqualify a person from employment.
Employers may not consider:
Employers in New Mexico cannot consider records that are deemed obsolete. The following are not permitted to be included in background check reports: