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Protecting New Mexico employers from inadvertent FMLA violations: What can your employee do (or not) while on FMLA leave?

Maybe you have an employee on FMLA leave who just can’t help herself, she has to answer emails and check in with the office. Is this work under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Perhaps you need to know where a file is located,…

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New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Outlook Following 2017 Legislative Session

April 7, 2017 was the last day for the Governor to sign, veto, or pocket veto any bills passed by the New Mexico legislature during the 2017 legislative session.  What passed and what did not is significant for New Mexico’s renewable energy…

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New Rules and Draft Policy on Critical Habitat Designations

On February 5, 2016, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (“NOAA”) finalized two rules and a draft policy that renovate how the agencies implement critical habitat designation requirements under the…

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Protecting New Mexico Employers From Inadvertent FMLA Violations: What Can Your Employee Do (or Not) While on FMLA leave?

Maybe you have an employee on FMLA leave who just can’t help herself, she has to answer emails and check in with the office.  Is this work under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?  Perhaps you need to know where a file…

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Overview of the Twelve Objectives in New Mexico’s New Energy Plan

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez unveiled the state’s New Energy Plan (“Plan”) on September 14, 2015.  The Plan, entitled “Seizing our Energy Potential: Creating a More Diverse Economy in New Mexico,” focuses on an “all of the above” approach to promote job…

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Jurisdiction over Suits Against Tribal Entities or Employers

Federal courts must often grapple with the question of jurisdiction over claims brought by a plaintiff against a tribal entity or tribe pursuant to statutes of general applicability, such as the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”)…

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Does the NLRB Have Jurisdiction over Tribal Entities? Congress or the 6th Circuit May Decide

U.S. Senate Bill 248 (SB 248)—The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015—would amend the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. §§151–169, to provide that any enterprise or institution owned and operated by an Indian tribe and located on its lands is not…

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Payday Peonage: Thirteenth Amendment Implications in Payday Lending

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