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New Mexico's New Paid Sick Leave Law

Posted by Robert Scott | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Governor just signed the Health Workplaces Act which requires almost all private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. For more information go to the Frequently Asked Questions on my website at this link New Paid Sick Leave FAQs This is great news for New Mexico's workers...

I have an updated website

Posted by Robert Scott | Mar 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have updated bobscottlaw.com with the help of a new company, Lawlytics. I wanted to make it easier to read and navigate through. I also wanted to focus the site more on workers' compensation and worker and employee rights. I think we've accomplished that. If you have any comments, please let me...

Maximum Medical Improvement or MMI. What does it mean?

Posted by Robert Scott | Aug 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

My last post talked about workers' compensation money benefits, also know as indemnity benefits, eventually ending or being reduced. That usually happens at maximum medical improvement, also know as MMI. I've mentioned MMI generally in past postings, but I don't think I've ever defined it for any...

COVID-19 and your job.

Posted by Robert Scott | Jul 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

It's clear that COVID-19 is surging in New Mexico. It's also clear that COVID-19 is negatively affecting working people, including employers firing workers because of COVID-19. The law is playing catchup with COVID-19. But, I think you should contact me if your employer threatens to fire or fires...

HOW TO CHOOSE AN ATTORNEY

Posted by Robert Scott | Jul 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like choosing any professional, choosing an attorney is like picking a competent plumber or painter. The best way to find a good one is by a referral. So, if you need to speak to an attorney ask around. Start with your family and friends. If you know an attorney ask that person. Maybe he or she i...

New Mexico Workers' Compensation Basics #1 (addendum)

Posted by Robert Scott | Jun 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

After posting New Mexico Workers' Compensation Basics #1, I remembered something. Sometimes, when a worker gets hurt on the job, the employer will tell the worker that the employer will “take care of him or her”. This usually means that the worker has to pay for the medical treatment and hope the...

Return to work and COVID-19 part 2

Posted by Robert Scott | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

To follow up on my last post here's a list of things you should do if you are returning to work or think you may be returning to work: If you think returning to work puts you at a specific risk, see your doctor ASAP and document it in writing. If the doctor thinks you should not return he or s...

COVID-19 and return to work

Posted by Robert Scott | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Businesses are starting to reopen in New Mexico. If you've been off work because your employer shut down because of COVID-19, you may be called back to work soon. If you're receiving unemployment and are called back, you probably have to return to work even if your unemployment is more than your ...

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration

Posted by Robert Scott | Apr 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many injured workers I meet do not know that there is a New Mexico State agency that administers the workers' compensation system in New Mexico. It is called the New Mexico Workers' Administration. The Administration's website is http://www.workerscomp.state.nm.us .  Sometimes the injured workers...

Returning to work after a work injury

Posted by Robert Scott | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the policy goals of the New Mexico Workers' Compensation system is to try to return as many injured workers as possible back to gainful employment. Section 52-1-50.1 of the Act is one way for an injured worker to return to work after a work injury. You can read Section 52-1-50.1 by going t...

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