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Public comment open for proposed Healthy Workplaces Act Regulations

For Immediate Release
December 13, 2021

Contact: Stacy Johnston
Acting Public Information Officer



Public comment open for proposed Healthy Workplaces Act Regulations


(Albuquerque, NM) – New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) will be conducting a public hearing Wednesday, December 15, 2021 to accept comments on proposed regulations for implementation of the Healthy Workplaces Act (HWA), a new law passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham earlier this year.

The HWA requires private employers in New Mexico, regardless of size, to provide paid sick leave to employees beginning July 1, 2022. This legislation also authorizes the Labor Relations Division (LRD) of NMDWS to disseminate regulations for implementation and enforcement of the Act. 

NMDWS published notice of the upcoming public hearing on November 10, 2021 and invited interested individuals to submit written comments. Comments will be accepted through December 14.

Those wishing to make oral comments on the proposed regulations may do so during the virtual public hearing scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing by mail to Andrea Christman, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, P.O. Box 1928, Albuquerque, NM 87103 or by sending an email to Andrea.Christman@state.nm.us. Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on December 14, 2021.

Information and links to the virtual hearing can be found on the NMDWS website at https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/News/Latest-News/notice-of-rulemaking-45.



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