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Modrall Sperling | USA | 26 Apr 2016

Are New Mexico Employers Required to Accommodate Obesity Under the ADA?

Between 25 and 30 of all adults in New Mexico are obese. With such a significant percentage of New Mexicans being affected by obesity, employers


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2011

Court awards over $140,000 in defense fees for the EEOC's pursuit of frivolous lawsuit

On the heels of its early 2011 decision imposing fee sanctions against the EEOC for continuing to litigate a case after it should have known it could not prove its claims, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico in EEOC v. TriCore Reference Laboratories, Case No. 09-CV-956 (D. N.Mex. Oct. 27, 2011), issued an order setting reasonable attorneys’ fees in the amount of $140,571.62 against the EEOC.


Sherman & Howard LLC | USA | 2 Nov 2011

Employee who was harassed for taking FMLA leaves during “blackout period” stated FMLA interference claim, but no individual liability against public employer

According to a new ruling from the New Mexico federal district court, employers may not declare "blackout periods" during which time Family and Medical Leave Act leave requests will be denied or will be judged by stricter standards. Nor may employers harass employees who exercise their rights to take FMLA leaves.

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