Family Friendly New Mexico – Business Toolkit
Paid leave policies have been recommended by researchers as an effective and economically sound practice, especially for those balancing work and family. Businesses that have family friendly policies are better able to recruit the most qualified employees, improve employee retention and morale, loyalty, and worker productivity. Paid leave policies help businesses plan more efficiently, because they know when people are planning to take time off, and can make the appropriate arrangements.
Family Friendly New Mexico Recognizes Three Paid Leave Policies
Looking for more resources?
Download the Paid Leave Toolkit. Family Friendly New Mexico’s business toolkits provide research informed guidance for businesses wanting to implement family friendly workplace policies. The toolkit can serve as planning tools for small business owners, HR professionals, CEOs and others with resources, fact sheets, sample policies, testimonials and more.
Paid Personal Leave
Personal leave can be used when an employee (or their family member) is sick, for personal time off, for vacation, or professional development/education. Rather than making distinctions between personal time off and sick leave, more employers are combining all paid time off (PTO) for employees to use as they choose.
Paid Maternal/Paternity Leave
Paid Parental/Maternity/Paternity leave is employment-protected time off for mothers and fathers to allow them to bond with a new child, whether it is the birth of a new child, an adoption or foster child. Leave can usually be taken prior to the child’s arrival as well.
DID YOU KNOW? The U.S. is one of only about three countries in the world that does not guarantee paid leave for new parents?
Paid Family Leave
Paid family leave provides benefits to employees who need time off to take care of a child, a spouse, a parent or an adult child with a serious health condition, or who are ill or disabled.
- Care for a sick family member
- Bond with a new child (either through birth, adoption, or foster care)
- Take care of family-related issues