Thursday, February 18, 2016
NM Supreme Cour grants stay on Workers Comp.
Source NM Farm and Livestock Bureau "Daily dirty" Good news for New Mexico's food producers on the Worker’s Compensation issue. Through the direct actions of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, the Supreme Court has granted a stay on the Court of Appeals decision declaring that the agricultural exemption from Worker’s Compensation was unconstitutional. “Until further order of this Court” the exemption has been restored. “New Mexico’s farm, ranch and dairy families appreciate the court’s action on this issue,” said Chad Smith, CEO of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau. “Their decision recognizes the care that food producers currently provide for their employees and eliminates the possibility of lawsuits that could have extended back for years.”