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New Mexico county to propose changes to paid leave ordinance

September 10, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico county officials have announced plans to suggest an amendment to a newly approved paid leave ordinance.

The Albuquerque Journal reported Monday that Bernalillo County Commission approved a law in August that would take effect July 2020 requiring businesses in the county to offer workers at least one hour of paid leave for every 32 hours worked.

Officials say a gradual implementation schedule would keep the final at 56 maximum hours of paid time, but not all companies would have to go that high under the changes.

Companies with 10 or less employees would offer up to 28 hours of paid time, those with 11 to 34 employees could offer up to 44 hours and those with 35 or more employees would offer up to 56 hours.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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