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Update on Reverse Discrimination Claims in New Mexico

The New Mexico Court of Appeals recently considered the legal standard applying to employee reverse-discrimination claims under the New Mexico Human Rights Act (“NMHRA”).  Reverse discrimination occurs when a member of a majority group is discriminated against on the basis of a…

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Employment Law Alert – July 2016

View as PDF Article: Update on Reverse Discrimination Claims in New Mexico The New Mexico Court of Appeals recently considered the legal standard applying to employee reverse-discrimination claims under the New Mexico Human Rights Act (“NMHRA”). Reverse discrimination occurs when a member…

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How the New FLSA Regulations May Impact You and Your Company

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its updated Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime regulations on May 18, 2016.  The new regulations increase the salary requirements for employees who are exempt under the FLSA—and, thus, not entitled to overtime wages. …

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Update on Medical Marijuana and Employment Law in New Mexico

The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico recently clarified the issue of whether employers need to accommodate medical marijuana usage by employees with disabilities pursuant to the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA). In Garcia v. Tractor Supply Co.,…

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Guidance for New Mexico Employers: Misclassification of Independent Contractors

How a business classifies a worker has a dramatic impact on both the worker and the business. For example, in New Mexico, pay received by independent contractors is subject to gross receipts tax unless a statutory exemption or deduction applies to a…

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Update on Challenge to U.S. EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule

As we previously reported in our Fall 2015 ERN,[1. See Joan Drake and Deana Bennett, The Clean Water Rule: Troubled Waters Ahead for the EPA and Corps, Energy Resources Notes, Fall 2015, at 2-6.] several industry and environmental groups have challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s Final…

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Mining and Public Land Law Update

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