Important! The top ten things you need to know about Albuquerque’s Sick Leave Bill
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Top 10 Reasons You should be VERY concerned about SICK LEAVE on the October Ballot
  1. All Employers: Large, Small, for Profit and Nonprofit will have to pay sick leave to…
  2. All Employees: full-time, part-time, and temporary  will get 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked
  3. If the employer takes ANY ADVERSE ACTION against an employee within 90 days of taking sick leave it is presumed the employer is retaliating against the employee, which is a punishable violation under this ordinance.
  4. Your Sick Leave Policy Will Change to be in compliance with the ordinance (unless it is based on a collective bargaining agreement)
  5. If the employer requires a doctor’s note to prove sickness, the employer pays for the doctor’s visit.
  6. The City Attorney can audit and investigate your records with penalties payable to the city. This is monetary incentive for the city to make sure you are doing something wrong.
  7. Triple monetary damages and payment for attorney’s to the employee if they prevail. Nothing for the employer if they prevail.
  8. The ordinance allows for punitive litigation including: Class Action, three times monetary damages including lost wages, possible reinstatement, civil penalties of $50 per week per employee, employees attorney fees.
  9. This ordinance cannot be changed by the City Council.
  10. You can calculate the cost to your business at

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