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Requiring paid sick leave will hurt Hispanics

By ERNIE C’DE BACA / Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Requiring paid sick leave will deprive many Hispanics of accomplishing the American dream of (owning) businesses. The proposed Bernalillo County Paid Sick Leave Ordinance will create a disproportionate hardship on Hispanics who own small businesses and the Hispanic and poor populations that they serve. The […]

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It’s the CRIME Stupid! The Bernalillo County Commission is Out of Touch!

Businesses are concerned about the health of their employees. They are concerned when employees have to walk by addicts with needles sticking out of their arms aggressively begging for spare change. They are concerned when violently aggressive mentally ill people approach customers, and employees have to ask them to move on. They are concerned when […]

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Save workers from addicts, not useless laws

Submitted By Daniel Trujillo / Governmental Affairs, NM Restaurant Association Businesses are concerned about the health of our employees. We are concerned when our employees have to walk by addicts with needles sticking out of their arms aggressively begging for spare change. We are concerned when violently aggressive mentally ill people approach our customers and […]

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Canceled meeting irks business leaders

Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal Local business leaders are concerned that a canceled Bernalillo County Commission meeting may cost them one of their final opportunities to weigh in on a controversial paid sick leave proposal. On Monday, the commission canceled a public meeting scheduled for this evening. In a text message to the Journal, Maggie […]

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Bernalillo County sick leave law is an end-run around voters

The Bernalillo County Commission undermines democracy when it ignores the will of the voters. In a representative democracy, our elected officials are supposed to represent us. However, when the voters speak directly through a ballot measure, they have taken democracy in their own hands. Now a few members of the county commission have decided to […]

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Voters reject ABQ sick leave ordinance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque voters narrowly rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have required employers to provide paid sick leave to workers, according to unofficial election returns. Balloting in favor and against the ordinance was almost evenly split — 50 percent each — but opponents cast about 700 more ballots, out of roughly 91,000 altogether. […]

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Trick Leave: Written by Lawyers for Lawyers

If anyone has read the 2000 word “trick leave” ordinance, they would easily come to the conclusion that it is written by lawyers for lawyers. The protections for workers are thinly-veiled land mines for employers to get tripped up on and land in court facing their employees, now their accuser. The “trick leave” ordinance allows […]

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What YOU need to know about the proposed Albuquerque Healthy Workforce Ordinance

As soon as this fall, Albuquerque voters may be voting for mandatory paid sick leave for all Albuquerque employees based solely upon a brief, inadequate, 4-sentence petition description of a broad-reaching and harmful Ordinance. The so-called Healthy Workforce Ordinance would require all employers, big and small, to provide all employees within the city with paid […]

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Your Current PTO Policy…Gone

Under the dictates of the 7-page ordinance there is a statement that “An employer with a paid leave policy that meets or exceeds the requirements of this Ordinance is not required to provide additional paid sick leave or in any way reduce benefits provided to employees.” However…the devil is in the details… Most employers’ existing […]

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Vote No! Because Albuquerque Had No Public Input

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 ​The public has had no say in designing the PROPOSED sick leave ORDINANCE. There have been no public hearings and no opportunity for voters, businesses, or our elected officials to have their say. There was no transparency involved in the writing of this ordinance. This ordinance was developed behind closed doors by […]

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