Public Employee Caregiver Leave Act - June 2019

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Public Employee Caregiver Leave Act - June 2019

Post by Ronnie » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:39 pm

I wanted to share this because it might be beneficial to those who work as public employees. There are other changes in employment law that changed in June of 2019 and that could impact positively for those who struggle with mental illness and have a criminal record.


Information LInk: https://www.zenefits.com/workest/new-me ... w-changes/
Link to Actual NM Law Document: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20R ... SB0123.pdf


"DEFINITIONS.--As used in the Public Employee Caregiver
Leave Act:
A. "eligible employee" means, except as provided pursuant to Section 8 of this 2019 act, an individual who is an officer or employee of the state or of a public school and who, in accordance with the policies of the state agency or public school employing the officer or employee, is eligible
to accrue sick leave"

B. "family member" means an individual who is the
SB 123
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"spouse or domestic partner of or is by blood, marriage or legal adoption a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, brother, sister, niece, nephew, aunt or uncle, or is living in the household of an eligible employee"

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