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County Commission Approves Amendments to Paid Time Off Ordinance

10/16/2019

The Bernalillo County Commission approved amendments to the newly enacted paid time off ordinance.

The new amendments are as follows:

  • The requirement to provide paid time off shall be enacted via three incremental increases per year, over three years, applying to all employers with the following number of employees: employers with two (2) to ten (10) employees, employers with eleven (11) to thirty-four (34) employees, and employers with more than thirty-five (35) employees.
  • Effective July 1, 2020, employees shall not accrue or use more than 28 hours of earned paid time off in a year, unless the employer’s policy provides for a higher limit on use or accrual.
  • Effective July 1, 2021, employees working for employers with eleven or more employees shall not accrue or use more than 44 hours of earned paid time off in a year, unless the employer’s policy provides for a higher limit on use or accrual.
  • Effective July 1, 2022, employees working for employers with 35 or more employees shall not accrue or use more than 56 hours of earned paid time off in a year, unless the employer’s policy provides for a higher limit on use or accrual.
  • Implementation of the new ordinance changes from July 1, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2020.
  • The 90-day wait period for accrual of hours was eliminated.
  •  Non-compliance penalties changed allowing employees who prevail in their complaints and experienced retaliation or adverse action to recover back pay at time and a half.

The full ordinance is available on the Bernalillo County website at www.bernco.gov.

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