Beginning July 1, 2022, New Mexico will require private employers to provide up to 64 paid sick leave hours to their employees each year. The Healthy Workplaces Act (“HWA”) was signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on April 8, 2021 and brings New Mexico alongside 15 other states with paid sick time laws. Notably, the […]
It’s been a busy year for the New Mexico legislature – especially in the employment space. Check out Benjamin Nucci and Walker Crowson’s Legal Alert here taking a look at six employment bills impacting New Mexico employers.
On May 14, 2019, the Bernalillo County Commission introduced a paid sick leave ordinance for Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Bernalillo County is the most populous county in New Mexico, covering Albuquerque. A copy of the ordinance is available here. Among other things, the ordinance provides: Employees to accrue sick time at a minimum of one hour […]
The spring edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter has been published. See here. The Labor and Employment team contributed to this issue. Walker Crowson provides a useful overview of New Mexico’s construction law. While Jerry Morales addresses picketing threats which have affected many construction projects.
Several cities and counties across New Mexico have recently increased the minimum wage that must be paid to employees working within their jurisdictions. The statewide minimum wage is $7.50 per hour, with a tipped employee wage of $2.13. See NMSA 1978, 50-4-22. However, the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and City of Las Cruces recently […]