Other Leaves: New Mexico
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Kim A. Griffith, Quentin Smith and Barbara G. Stephenson, Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A.
- There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in New Mexico. See Leaves of Absence.
- New Mexico does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
- An employer must provides intermittent paid or unpaid leave for up to 14 days in any calendar year for an employee who is a victim of domestic abuse to, among other things, obtain or attempt to obtain an order of protection or other judicial relief from domestic abuse. See Domestic Violence Leave.
- Under New Mexico law, an employer may not deprive an employee of employment because the employee receives a summons for jury service. See Jury Duty Leave.
- On an election day, an employee may take up to two hours to vote between the time of the opening and closing of the polls with certain exceptions. See Voting Leave.
- An employer may not terminate or otherwise discriminate against an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder and misses work to respond to an emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave.
- New Mexico law provides job protections for eligible employees on military leave. See Military Leave.
- Pregnant employees may be entitled to leave as an accommodation under the New Mexico Human Rights Act. See Pregnancy Leave and Accommodation.