These statutes are required to earn a New Mexico Family Friendly Business Award®

  • New Mexico: Nursing Mothers’ Rights at Work
    (N.M. Stat. Ann. Sec. 28-20-2)
    Employers with four or more employees must provide all female workers with “flexible” break time and a place other than a bathroom to express breast milk at work.
    Learn More: nationalpartnership.org & nmhealth.org
  • New Mexico: Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
    (NM Stat. Ann. Secs. 50-4A-3, 50-4A-4, 50-4A-5)
    Workers are entitled to domestic abuse leave, which is intermittent paid or unpaid leave time for up to 14 days in any calendar year, taken by a worker for up to eight hours in one day. Workers may also use accrued sick leave or other available paid time off, compensatory time or unpaid leave time consistent with their employer’s policies.
    Learn More: swwomenslaw.org
  • New Mexico: Fair Pay for Women Act
    (N.M. Stat. Ann. 1978, Secs. 28-23-1 et seq.)
    New Mexico’s equal pay law prohibits employers from paying employees at a rate less than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex in the establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort and responsibility and that are performed under similar working conditions. A difference in wages is not discrimination if it is based on a seniority system, a merit system, or a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production.
    Learn More: swwomenslaw.org
  • New Mexico Human Rights Act, including Pregnant Worker Accommodations as outlined in HB25 (from 2020 leg session)
    New Mexico’s equal pay law prohibits employers from paying employees at a rate less than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex in the establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort and responsibility and that are performed under similar working conditions. A difference in wages is not discrimination if it is based on a seniority system, a merit system, or a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production.
    Learn More: nmlegis.gov & nmlegis.gov
  • BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022: All employers are required to comply with the New Mexico Healthy Workplaces Act.
 HB20 (from 2021 Legislative Session)
    Employees shall accrue a minimum of one hour of earned sick leave for every thirty hours worked; provided that employers may choose a higher accrual rate; and provided further that an employer may instead elect to grant employees the full sixty-four hours of earned sick leave for the upcoming year on January 1 of each year or, for employees whose employment begins after January 1 of a given year, a
pro rata portion of the sixty-four hours for use in the remainder of that year. Such employees shall not be entitled to use more than sixty-four hours of earned sick leave per twelve-month period, unless the employer selects a higher limit.
    Learn More: nmlegis.gov & natlawreview.com