Paid Sick Leave

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty advocates for laws that guarantee paid sick leave to all workers. Workers without the option of paid sick leave must make the impossible choice between a paycheck and their health or the health of their children. Because people working in the lowest wage jobs are the least likely to get paid sick time, having to take time off to care for themselves or a loved one has a huge negative impact on the health and economic security of their families.

 

As a member of the Healthy Workforce coalition, the Center is currently working to advance policy changes to provide paid sick leave for all City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County workers.