New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act: Complying With the New Earned Sick Leave Requirement

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June 9, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MST

The Healthy Workplaces Act (HWA) of 2021 is a law requiring all private employers in New Mexico to allow employees to accrue and use a benefit called “earned sick leave.” The law takes effect on July 1, 2022.

The Act lets employees earn and use paid sick leave. Employees may use this leave for various reasons listed in the Act, like the employee’s or their qualifying family member's illness or injury, or to deal with certain legal and family issues.

This presentation will provide extensive coverage of the new law, with an emphasis on steps employers should take regarding compliance and awareness, and will address:

  • The new Healthy Workplaces Act and all the change it entails
  • The inner workings of the Act that will most affect employers and how to create a plan for tackling compliance
  • Frequently asked questions about implementing the provisions of the HWA