Month: June 2020

Legislative Update: 2020 Special Session

Citing the economic impacts of COVID-19 and fluctuations in oil and gas prices, as well as the ongoing impact of racism, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham called the 54th Legislature of the State of New Mexico into Special Session. Her call included tax relief for...

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Latest EEOC COVID-19 Guidance

Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued multiple technical assistance and guidance documents on employment issues. The EEOC enforces federal workplace anti-discrimination laws including Title VII...

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Supreme Court Rules in LGBTQ Case

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling banning employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a 6 to 3 vote, the Court found that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the prohibition on...

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COVID-19 Considerations as Businesses Reopen

After months of being closed and/or having employees work from home, businesses now are reopening gradually and employees are returning to the workplace. Employers are faced with new questions and challenges as indicated by some of the more frequently discussed topics...

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Flexibility Act Makes Major Changes in PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPPFA”), enacted on June 5, 2020, includes several changes to relief measures originally outlined in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. The PPPFA makes it easier for recipients...

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