FMLA: New Mexico

FMLA requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler Mendelson, PC


  • New Mexico currently does not require state family and medical leave for employees of private sector employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • New Mexico permits same-sex marriages. Employees legally married in New Mexico are entitled to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for a same-sex spouse. See Same-Sex Marriage - Windsor's Impact on the FMLA.