Memo to ABQ City Council: Stop interfering with business!

  • Post published:June 30, 2015
  • Post Category:Issues

According to this editorial and this article in the Albuquerque Journal, the “Fair Workweek” ordinance would include, among other things, the following mandates:

  • Employers would have to give each employee a written schedule at least 21 days in advance; (* What happens if an employee is sick or quits? *)
  • Employees couldn’t be required to work different hours without consent;
  • Employers would have to pay an employee for up to four hours of work if they, at the last minute, tell the worker not to show up or reduce the hours of the shift;
  • Workers would have the right to request a flexible working arrangement once a quarter if they have a health problem, must care for a family member, or participate in training;
  • Employers would have to offer additional work to existing employees before hiring new ones;
  • Employees would generally accrue at least an hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.

Some industries would be hurt more than others by this ordinance, but all businesses would be subjected to this overreaching government regulation that would do more harm than good.

Take Action: call ABQ City Councilors at 505-768-3100. Tell them you don’t support the proposed ‘Fair Workweek’ ordinance and they shouldn’t either. We can limit government restrictions on our business operations when we all come together!

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