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Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment Recognizes Modrall Sperling

Modrall Sperling has been named a Recommended New Mexico firm in the inaugural edition of Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment, The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Labor & Employment Litigators. In addition, Modrall Sperling shareholders Jennifer Anderson, Tiffany Roach Martin, Megan Muirhead,…

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Tips for conducting employee investigations

Investigating your employee for inappropriate conduct can be a sensitive and difficult task. An employer’s decisions regarding how to conduct the investigation can have significant impact in subsequent litigation related to the investigation. Here are some tips for how New Mexico employers can…

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What employers need to know about New Mexico’s domestic abuse leave

While employees and employers are familiar with the terms sick leave, annual leave, and medical leave, New Mexico is also one of several states to require employers to provide an employee with domestic abuse leave. The Promoting Financial Independence for Victims of…

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Tips for employers on how to provide risk-free recommendations for former employees

As all employers can attest, it can be difficult to determine what information to include 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…

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What Can We Legally Ask Foreign Workers During the Pre-Employment Process?

Employers, both in New Mexico and throughout the United States, often have questions regarding what they can ask an applicant in connection with citizenship status and whether they can make hiring decisions based on the applicant’s status. Fortunately, the U.S. Equal Employment…

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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…

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Limiting the Scope of “Joint Employment” Under New Mexico Law

In a recent opinion, the New Mexico Court of Appeals refused to affirm a jury verdict finding that several affiliated entities qualified as either “joint venturers” or “joint employers.”  See Wirth v. Sun Healthcare Grp., Inc., 2017-NMCA-007, 2016 N.M. App. LEXIS 94….

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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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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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