Employment Law Alert – February 2017

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  • An Employer’s Dilemma in Providing a Recommendation for a Former Employee
    As all employers can attest, it can be difficult to determine what information to provide in a verbal or written recommendation for departing employees. Indeed, some managers find themselves dreading a phone call from a prospective employer of a former employee. That sense of dread is driven by concerns about liability for saying something less than flattering about the former employee that will dash the prospects of employment on one hand, and saying something that is overly generous and misrepresents the talents or abilities of the former employee on the other. The purpose of this article is to give employers some guidance on how to avoid awkward and potentially actionable discussions with prospective employers of former employee. Continue Reading
  • Modrall Sperling’s Recent Success for New Mexico Employer
    Modrall employment attorneys Jennifer Anderson and Elizabeth Martinez recently obtained successful rulings on motions to dismiss directed at a client’s former employee’s claims associated with a workplace accident that resulted in the death of his co-worker. The former employee alleged a number of negligence claims, including a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. Continue Reading
  • Attorney Earns Two Statewide Appointments

    Megan Muirhead, Co-Chair of Modrall Sperling’s employment practice group, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Employment and Labor Law Section for the State Bar of New Mexico for 2017. During the most recent legislative session, Ms. Muirhead was also unanimously confirmed by the New Mexico Senate as a member of the New Mexico State Personnel Board, having been previously appointed by Governor Susana Martinez. Continue Reading