ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge has thrown out a push to keep a controversial sick leave proposal off the Albuquerque ballot.
The Healthy Workforce Ordinance set to go before voters October 3 would require Albuquerque employers to offer their employees paid sick leave.
A group of local businesses argued parts of the proposal violated the state constitution.
Friday, Judge Shannon Bacon disagreed, allowing the vote to go ahead.
She also thew out a request to overturn a 2012 minimum wage increase, saying if business owners objected, they should have contested it within 30 days of the election.