TUESDAY: Support strong regulations to enforce the new paid sick leave law!

Help ensure the Department of Workforce Solutions enacts meaningful paid sick leave enforcement!

We need your help to make the new paid sick leave law fair for all workers! Please attend a public hearing Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and urge DWS to remove a proposed regulation that limits carry-over of accrued time off.

The Healthy Workplaces Act, which goes into effect July 1, 2022, will require private employers in New Mexico to provide paid sick leave to employees. Currently, half of New Mexican workers lack paid sick leave. 

The department has proposed other regulations that will enable it to effectively enforce the paid sick leave law. Please support its proposals that would ensure employers are educated and have clear information about the paid sick leave law; provide access to workers who speak languages other than English or who need assistance enforcing their rights; keep workers up to date on the status of their complaints; provide prompt resolution or enforcement of complaints; and provide consistency to workers and employers by having an enforcement process similar to wage theft enforcement.

However, the department’s proposed limit on carry-over of accrued leave should be removed. The department has proposed limiting the amount of unused leave that employers have to carry over to the next year to 64 hours, which would wrongly take away paid sick leave that workers have earned.

How to join the hearing:

When: Tuesday, April 5, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 1596 Pacheco Street Suite 103, Santa Fe, NM 

or via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95905700471?pwd=U1dJemVzS2l6dWRIQW9sRjAySEFpUT09

Meeting ID: 959 0570 0471

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