ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — By next summer, all businesses in unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County with at least two employees will have to offer workers paid time off.
Now, Albuquerque leaders are exploring the impact of creating the same standard inside city limits.
City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton said Friday that they have ordered an economic analysis of the paid leave legislation the Bernalillo County Commission approved this week to see how it would work in Albuquerque.
“Every worker deserves to have access to paid leave for life’s emergencies, and it makes sense that employees and businesses in both the city and the county should expect some consistency in our law,” Benton said in a statement. “This study will tell us if that is feasible.”