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Judge Throws Out Council’s Sick Leave Advisory Question

Albuquerque Journal By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer Published: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 2:27pm Updated: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 10:31pm State District Judge Alan Malott has ordered Albuquerque to remove its proposed sick leave advisory question from the Oct. 3 ballot, saying that it would likely confuse voters who will be considering […]

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Motion filed to block city on sick leave ballot

Albuquerque JournalBy Maggie Shepard / Journal Staff Writer Published: Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 2:22pm Updated: Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 9:54pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Proponents of a mandatory sick leave law for Albuquerque businesses filed an emergency motion late Thursday trying to block the city from using what they call an illegal ballot for […]

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Guest Column – Sick Leave Comes at Too High a Cost

By Carol Wight – Chief Executive Officer – New Mexico Restaurant Association – Albuquerque Journal-Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 – A recent opinion piece by an Albuquerque restaurant owner shows she is passionately in support of a sick-leave ordinance. Unfortunately, it appears she has not read and analyzed the entire ordinance, or she would have a […]

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Council sends competing sick leave item to mayor

By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer Published: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 8:28pm Updated: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 10:56pm Copyright © 2017 Albuquerque Journal When Albuquerque voters go to the polls on Oct. 3 they will likely be asked to decide on not one but two sick leave measures. A judge has already […]

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Viewpoint: Businesses, beware ABQ’s toxic sick-leave ballot measure

Jun 1, 2017, 7:08am MDT AQB Business First Jason Espinoza President and CEO, New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry Presumption of employer retaliation. Translation: Employers are guilty of revenge against their employees until proven innocent. Due to this language alone, no Albuquerque employer can ignore or shrug off the paid-sick-leave ballot question, going before […]

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Editorial: Voters should know what they are really voting on

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 12:02am Governing by referendum might be good politics, but it’s bad policy. It’s just not a good idea to circumvent the elected body that voters have entrusted to represent them. Sadly, that issue has for now been relegated to the category of academic debate in […]

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Lawsuit targets proposed sick leave ordinance

Albuquerque Journal By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer Published: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 12:23pm Updated: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 10:33pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Association of Commerce and Industry and two trade associations filed a lawsuit in state District Court on Monday seeking to have Albuquerque’s proposed sick leave ordinance invalidated. The lawsuit alleges that […]

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New Study: Paid Sick Leave Mandates Reduce Hours, Income for Young Employees

For Immediate Release August 4th, 2016 Employment Policies Institute Contact: Jordan Bruneau (202) 463-7650 University of Kentucky economist’s findings a cautionary tale for other cities, states Washington D.C. – Today, the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a new study by Dr. Thomas Ahn of the University of Kentucky examining the effects of Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation state paid sick […]

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Denver voters reject Initiative 300 mandatory sick leave measure

By ANN SCHRADER | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: November 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm | UPDATED: May 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm Denver voters strongly rejected the idea of mandatory paid sick-leave for all employees tonight. The issue was failing 64.5 percent to 35.5 percent with majority of ballots counted. Initiative 300 would require Denver […]

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