Despite our getting closer to a complete reopening of the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some employers around the country are still being saddled with additional mandates and dictates from their own state governments. One glaring example comes from the state of New Mexico, where the state senate last week passed a sweeping new sick leave mandate and sent it to Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham, who is expected to sign it into law. The Healthy Workplaces Act (H.B. 20), passed by a 25–16 vote in the senate, mandates that all private-sector employees in The Land of Enchantment would earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, beginning on their first day on the job and that leave would be available for their use after just one month of work! The law, which will become effective on July 22, does not apply to government employees! Straight paid sick leave is apparently not good enough for the state of California as last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 95, which mandates an additional two weeks of paid supplemental COVID-19 and vaccination leave for most employees in the state. California previously had a somewhat similar supplemental paid leave law that expired on December 31, 2020. The new law however applies to employers with more than 25 employees vs. the 500-employee threshold in the expired law and is applied retroactively to January 1, 2021. Furthermore, the state’s COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave is in addition to any locally mandated supplemental paid sick leave such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and other municipalities have mandated. And finally, on the flip side of the paid leave coin, the Alleghany County Executive in Pennsylvania took an opposing view of a paid sick leave mandate passed by the county council, but for different reasons. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says he supports paid leave mandates, but vetoed the bill because of his fears that it was not passed under the proper procedures and therefore would prevail against anticipated to legal challenges.