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May 2018 Archives

Federal court rules on whistleblower protections

The False Claims Act prohibits employers in New Mexico and around the country from taking retaliatory action against workers who expose fraud or other illegal activity. Employers may not suspend, demote, harass, threaten or fire workers who report or threaten to report wrongdoing, but the landmark law does not include constructive dismissal among its list of prohibited forms of retaliation. Issues such as this are generally left to the courts to resolve, and a case involving whistleblower protections was heard earlier in 2018 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

There's more to distracted driving than cellphones

For many New Mexico residents, the image of motorists using cellphones is what comes to mind when they hear the term "distracted driving." However, studies reveal that cellphone usage is not the main cause of distracted driving. In fact, a new report points to daydreaming as the top culprit.

New Mexico roads can be fatal for pedestrians

She was only 12 when she died hours after being struck by a sport utility vehicle as she and a friend crossed the street outside her school. The tragic death in March of a 12-year-old Albuquerque middle school student continues to highlight hazards faced by pedestrians throughout the country.

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