Pay Equity

Family Friendly New Mexico – Business Toolkit


Ensuring pay equity is important to businesses not just from a legal compliance perspective, but also because research shows that employees have a high level of awareness around pay equity issues (and legislation), and are more likely to want to work for employers who are transparent about pay equity. As employees become more willing to talk about their pay with their coworkers, transparency from employers about pay, and pay equity, will become a critical differentiator for employers seeking to hire top talent in the future.

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Family Friendly New Mexico’s business toolkits provide research informed guidance for businesses wanting to implement family friendly workplace policies. The toolkits can serve as planning tools for small business owners, HR professionals, CEOs and others with resources, fact sheets, sample policies, testimonials and more.

Family Friendly New Mexico Recognizes Two Pay Equity Policies


Evaluates pay by job classification and gender

 

Evaluates pay by job classification and gender

Pay equity means equal pay for work of equal value. A system of evaluating pay equity among employees is key to ensuring that workers of equal skill, experience and responsibility are paid at the same rate, regardless of gender or race.

Encourages employees to discuss pay with co-workers

 

Encourages employees to discuss pay with co-workers

The practice of allowing your company’s employee compensation figures to be visible to other people, either internally, externally, or both.  
 

Ensure compliance with the New Mexico Fair Pay for Women Act

 

Ensure compliance with the 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.

Resources


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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.

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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?

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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
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