Paid Sick Leave

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, numerous partners, and workers across the state successfully fought for guaranteed paid sick leave for New Mexico workers. The new law, which allows workers to earn one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, will go into effect July 1, 2022. Workers will no longer be forced to make the impossible choice between a paycheck and their health or the health of their children. Many workers in unincorporated parts of Bernalillo County already have the right to earn and use paid leave for any reason. Learn more about the new state law and Bernalillo County’s law here.