This ordinance will impact businesses large and small. If Albuquerque wants to grow like other cities around us, then we need to create a climate that supports private businesses and job creators. To do otherwise is irresponsible and will cause real harm to our city that is already struggling in so many ways.
The City of Denver rejected a similar proposal recently understanding the burdensome regulations would turn away job creators.
Let’s work to solve our problems, not make them worse by passing this ordinance....
The so-called Healthy Workforce Ordinance would require all employers, big and small, to provide all employees (full-time, part-time and temporary) within the city with paid sick leave.
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1. If the employer takes ANY ADVERSE ACTION against an employee within 90 days of taking sick leave it is presumed the employer is retaliating against the employee, which is a punishable violation under this ordinance.
2. Your Sick Leave Policy Will Change
3. All Employers: Large, Small, for Profit and Nonprofit will have to pay sick leave.
4. All Employees: full-time, part-time, and temporary get 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, from day one of employment.
5. If the employer requires a doctor’s note to prove sickness, the employer pays for the doctor’s visit.
6. The City Attorney can audit and investigate your records with penalties payable to the city. This is monetary incentive for the city to make sure you are doing something wrong.
7. Triple monetary damages and payment for attorneys to the employee if they prevail. Nothing for the employer if they are sued and win.
8. The ordinance allows for punitive litigation including: Class Action, three times monetary damages including lost wages, possible reinstatement, civil penalties of $50 per week per employee, employees attorney fees.
9. This ordinance cannot be changed by the City Council.
10. If you want this economy damaging ordinance to go away. DONATE Today.