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New Mexico’s Whistleblower Statute 101: A Crash Course

In 2010, New Mexico’s Legislature enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).  Generally, the purpose of a whistleblower protection act is to protect employees who risk job security for the good of the public by disclosing unlawful and improper actions of public officials. …

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Employment Law Alert – March 2016

View as PDF Articles: New Mexico’s Whistleblower Statute 101: A Crash Course In 2010, New Mexico’s Legislature enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). Generally, the purpose of a whistleblower protection act is to protect employees who risk job security for the good…

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Michelle Hernandez Elected Vice Chair Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Hernandez has been elected Vice Chair and member of the 2016 Executive Committee of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Michelle is a shareholder at…

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Deadline Extended by 14 Days to Comment on the BLM’s Venting and Flaring Proposal

On February 8, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) published its proposed rule concerning Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation in the Federal Register (the “Proposed Rule” or “proposal”). See 81 Fed. Reg. 25, at 6616-6686, available at…

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Indian Law Cases Pending Before the Supreme Court Worth Following

The United States Supreme Court has a number of Indian law cases on its docket this term. Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians: Perhaps the highest profile case pending before the Court raises the issue of the necessary demonstration…

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Indemnification Clauses after Safeway

On February 18, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court held in Safeway Inc. v. Rooter 2000 Plumbing & Drain SSS, 2016-NMSC-___ (No. 33,969, Feb. 18, 2016) that indemnification agreements in construction contracts are void and unenforceable under the state’s anti-indemnity statute to the…

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Four Changes to BIA’s Right-Of-Way Regulations That Grantees and Applicants Should Know

On November 3, 2015, Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs signed a final rule revising the Bureau of Indian Affair’s (BIA) regulations[1. Available here.] governing grants of right-of-way (ROW) on Indian lands compiled at 25 C.F.R. Part 169 (Final Rule).  The Final Rule was published in…

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