New Mexico Sick Leave laws & compensation compliance analysis

New Mexico Sick Leave: What you need to know

There is no state law requiring private sector employers to provide employees with paid or unpaid sick leave.
It is important to remember, however, that if sick leave is promised, an employer may create a legal obligation to grant it. Employers should regularly review statements made in handbooks or elsewhere to ensure that they accurately reflect current policies. If changes are necessary, the policy should be revised and employees notified of the changes.
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Note: BLR® provides comprehensive employment law coverage at the federal and state levels. However, businesses may be subject to additional requirements at the local (city, county, and municipal) level.
For select cities, BLR will provide a brief overview of these requirements.
If your locality is not listed below or if you require further guidance on a law that is listed, we recommend contacting the area chamber of commerce or the appropriate local enforcement, executive, or legislative body (e.g., city council, city labor board, mayor's office).
Where a conflict exists between laws, employers should follow the law granting the most generous employee benefit.
The Employee Wellness Act (County Ordinance Ch. 14 Art. XIII) requires employers to provide paid time off (PTO) to full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary employees for any reason.
Covered employers. The law covers the county government and private employers with a physical presence within the unincorporated limits of the county. Employers must employ two or more employees within the unincorporated limits (outside the city limits of Albuquerque, New Mexico). Employees must work at least 56 hours in a year before using accrued ...

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New Mexico Sick Leave Resources

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Forms Paid Time Off (PTO)
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