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Bernalillo County Paid Time-Off Ordinance


On October 15, 2019, Bernalillo County, New Mexico’s Board of County Commissioners approved a paid-leave ordinance that will become effective January 1, 2020. Under the ordinance, all employees can accrue or use up to 28 hours of paid leave a year starting on July 1, 2020. All employees of employers with at least 11 employees can accrue or use up to 44 hours of paid leave a year starting on July 1, 2021, and all employees of employers with at least 35 employees can accrue or use up to 56 hours of paid leave a year starting on July 1, 2022.

This is a good example of how local jurisdictions are mandating paid leave through local ordinances. Employers in Bernalillo County should consult with their employment law advisors to comply with this law.

Bernalillo County New Mexico Paid-Leave Ordinance »