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Tule Wind Farm Passes NEPA Test, Again

On March 6, 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California rejected a challenge to a wind project in southeastern San Diego County, with known potential impacts to golden eagles.1 The project consisted of two phases, Phase I which…

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Megan Muirhead 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…

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Joint Employment and Overtime Obligations

Generally, an employee is not entitled to overtime pay unless she/he works more than 40 hours a week for a single employer. It is not uncommon, however, for a company which has a subsidiary company to employ some staff to work for both…

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Employment Law Alert – March 2017

View as PDF Articles: Joint Employment and Overtime Obligations Generally, an employee is not entitled to overtime pay unless she/he works more than 40 hours a week for a single employer. It is not uncommon, however, for a company which has a…

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NALW Winter 2016-2017

View as PDF Articles: Dakota Access Pipeline Project Update The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project continues to be the subject of extensive news coverage and ongoing controversy. Last quarter’s Watch discussed U.S. District Judge Boasberg’s memorandum opinion denying the Standing Rock Sioux…

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The Congressional Review Act: Regulations on the Chopping Block

Since it was enacted, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996, better known as the Congressional Review Act,[1. 5 U.S.C. §§ 801-808.] has been rarely used and certainly has not been the topic of headlines or water-cooler conversations. That has changed…

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Modrall Sperling’s Recent Success for New Mexico Employer

Modrall Sperling 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…

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Guidance for New Mexico Employers: Criminal Background Checks for Job Applicants

Many employers in New Mexico want to know if a job applicant has a criminal background. While this can certainly be important information for an employer to have, requesting the information during the interview process can give rise to claims of discrimination…

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