Study: NM fails to support new parents

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In a recent study, New Mexico was given a D- for its support and protection for working mothers and fathers in the state.

The state-by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families, showed the nation could do a lot better overall at supporting new parents. The only state to receive an A was California. Fourteen states received D grades, and 17 states received F grades.

The study looked at sick time, job-protected leave, maternity leave, nursing mothers’ workplace rights, pregnancy disability leave and more.

According to the study, New Mexico has no laws beyond federal laws that guarantee job protection or leave for new or expecting parents for private sector workers.

State workers also do not have parental or pregnancy disability leave rights other than federal laws.

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