As of July 1st, 2022, all New Mexico employers are required to pay mandatory sick leave accrual under The Healthy Workplaces Act of 2021.
The Healthy Workplaces Act allows employees to accrue and use the benefit of earned sick leave for various reasons that correspond to the act. Employees may earn and use paid sick leave due to personal or family member’s injury or illness, or legal and family issues.
Employers who do not honor this act towards their employees may face legal action and civil liability.
***Note: Part-Time Off (PTO) and New Mexico Earned Sick Leave will be two separate things and will be honored under each of its terms and conditions.***
“An employer shall give written or electronic notice to an employee at the commencement of employment of the following: (1) the employee’s right to earned sick leave; (2) how sick leave is accrued and calculated; (3) the terms of the use of earned sick leave as guaranteed by the Healthy Workplaces Act; (4) that retaliation against employees for the use of sick leave is prohibited; (5) the employee’s right to file a complaint with the division if earned sick leave as required under the Healthy Workplaces Act is denied by the employer or if the employee is retaliated against; and (6) all means of enforcing violations of the Healthy Workplaces Act. B. Notice required under Subsection A of this section shall be in English, Spanish, or any language that is the first language spoken by at least ten percent of the employer’s workforce, as requested by the employee. C. Employers shall display a poster that contains the information required under Subsection A of this section in a conspicuous and accessible place in each establishment where employees are employed. The poster displayed should be in English, Spanish, and any language that is the first language spoken by at least ten percent of the employer’s workforce.”
Down below, you will be able to find the Healthy Workplaces State Statute, NMSA Chapter 50, Article 17, and Informational Paid Sick Leave Posters in English and Spanish!