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Employment Law News from New Mexico: EEOC Lawsuit Alleging Age Discrimination in Hiring is Settled for $90,000

Last month, Western Energy Services of Durango, Inc. (“WESODI”) agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit filed in Federal court by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOC is the arm of the Federal government that investigates charges of discrimination filed by employees. If the EEOC finds that discrimination has occurred, it can … Continue reading »Employment Law News from New Mexico: EEOC Lawsuit Alleging Age Discrimination in Hiring is Settled for $90,000

Kidnapping (NYPL 135.20)

Kidnapping is one of the most serious crimes in New York’s criminal code.  While on television crime dramas kidnapping cases often involving a stranger being kidnapped in an effort to get money, in reality the victims of kidnapping are commonly family members and acquaintances.   Regardless of who the victim is, kidnapping is considered one of … Continue reading »Kidnapping (NYPL 135.20)

Child Abuse (NYPL 120.02)

There are several different offenses in New York’s criminal code drafted to punish those who abuse children.  Such crimes include reckless assault of a child, aggravated assaulted upon a person less than eleven, and reckless assault of a child by a child day care provider.  In addition, if you do not take measures to prevent … Continue reading »Child Abuse (NYPL 120.02)

Bigamy (NYPL 255.15)

If you want to apply for a marriage license, you have to get the dissolution or annulment of all previous marriages. If one spouse intentionally fails to do this, it results in the crime of bigamy. Bigamy, from french bigamie, from Latin bis, twice, and Greek gamos, marriage is a formal entering into of a marriage while a … Continue reading »Bigamy (NYPL 255.15)

Forcible Touching (NYPL 130.52)

Criminal sexual act is the New York term for forced oral or anal contact what used to be known as forced sodomy or deviate sexual intercourse. A relatively recent statute, criminalizing “forcible touching”, was added after high-profile incidents at the Puerto Rico Day Parade in which women were allegedly forcibly touched in a degrading manner. … Continue reading »Forcible Touching (NYPL 130.52)