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NM Supreme Court stays decision extending workers’ comp to farm and ranch workers

The New Mexico Supreme Court has entered an order staying the Court of Appeals’ decision in Rodriguez v. Brand West Dairy, which struck down as unconstitutional a statute excluding farm and ranch employees from the workers’ compensation system. The stay will … Continue reading

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Exclusion of farm & ranch employees from workers’ comp is unconstitutional, says NM Court of Appeals

Section 52-1-6(A) of the New Mexico’s Workers’ Compensation Act excludes farm and ranch laborers from the benefits (and burdens) of workers’ compensation. This week, the Court of Appeals held that this exclusion violates the equal protection clause of the New Mexico … Continue reading

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