Lawsuit filed over ABQ paid sick leave ordinance proposal

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A lawsuit was filed Monday seeking to keep a proposed ordinance asking voters if Albuquerque employers should be required to offer paid sick leave from appearing on ballots this fall.

The Association of Commerce and Industry, NAIOP and the New Mexico Restaurant Association filed the lawsuit Monday in state district court, calling for the ordinance, called the Healthy Workforce Ordinance, to be declared invalid, claiming it's in violation of state law. The lawsuit is also seeking to have the 2012 amendments to the Albuquerque minimum wage ordinance declared unenforceable. The lawsuit names the city of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque City Council as defendants.

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AANM is part of the coalition supporting this lawsuit.