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File #: O-20-39   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 11/2/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Enacting The Healthy Families And Workplaces Ordinance To Require That Employers In The City Provide Paid Leave To Employees (Sena, Davis)
Attachments: 1. O-39.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-20-39 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Lan Sena, Pat Davis


ORDINANCE
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Enacting The Healthy Families And Workplaces Ordinance To Require That Employers In The City Provide Paid Leave To Employees (Sena, Davis)
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WHEREAS, mandatory sick leave requirements for private businesses operating within the City has been the subject of ongoing policy and legislative debate within the City since at least 2015 with the introduction of the "fair work week act" (O-15-57); and
WHEREAS, since 2015 the question of mandatory minimum sick leave within the City has been the subject of ballot initiatives, associated legal actions, and additional legislative proposals before the City Council; and
WHEREAS, despite the continuous debate and expenditures of resources by both proponents and opponents of the various sick leave proposals, many workers in the City remain without minimum sick leave support, and employers remain subject to unpredictability as to their future potential sick leave obligations; and
WHEREAS, the question of minimum sick leave in the City impacts the lives of workers, the livelihood and relative success of some businesses, and the health, safety, and welfare of the City more generally; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque faces the continuing threat of damage to public health thereby perpetuating an uncertain financial burden; and
WHEREAS, workers who are sick are more likely to go to work if they do not have paid leave, thereby increasing health and safety risks for their fellow workers and other members of the public with whom they, or the products of their work, come into contact; and
WHEREAS, all workers at some time during each year need limited time away from work to take care of their own health needs or those of family members; and
WHEREAS, the lack of the right to earn sick time compels workers to work when they shou...

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