Work & Family Policy Database
Domestic Violence Leave
State: New Mexico
Subject: Domestic Violence and the Workplace, Job-Protected Leave
Statute/Code Cite: NM Stat. Ann. Secs. 50-4A-3, 50-4A-4, 50-4A-5
Summary: Workers are entitled to domestic abuse leave, which is intermittent paid or unpaid leave time for up to 14 days in any calendar year, taken by a worker for up to eight hours in one day. Workers may also use accrued sick leave or other available paid time off, compensatory time or unpaid leave time consistent with their employer’s policies.
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