Some city councilors are criticizing the city attorney's claim that the only way to enforce the new law is for employees to sue.
â€śMy biggest concern if that is the case and we cannot find some enforcement that we are going to see a domino effect within many of these restaurant owners that feel if they don't pay it, then why should we,â€ť City Councilor Ken Sanchez said.
The minimum wage is also a hot topic at the Roundhouse.
A constitutional amendment to increase the minimum wage died in the house Tuesday, but a bill to boost it in the senate is still alive.
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.