NMSC Issues Mandate for Ag-Employers to Provide WC Benefits

August 13, 2016 / Member Services / Announcements, WCA

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court issued its mandate in case No. S-1-SC-35426: Noe Rodriguez v. Brand West Dairy and New Mexico Uninsured Employers Fund, consolidated with Maria Angelica Aguirre v. M.A. & Sons Chili Products and Food Industry Self Insurance Fund of New Mexico. The Court ruled […]

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New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Farm and Ranch Laborers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

August 4, 2016 / Member Services / Announcements, WCA

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the exclusion of farm and ranch laborers from the Workers’ Compensation Act is unconstitutional. In a press release from the NM Workers’ Compensation Administration, the Administration stated that it intends to fully enforce the Supreme Court’s decision, upon issuance of its mandate, by requiring coverage for […]

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