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PTO in New Mexico

In Business Tips, Employment Law by Vanesa LewingerLeave a Comment

Do you think that because your employee handbook specifically states that if your employee quits, they forfeit unused vacation time?  Well, in New Mexico, depending on how you award your employees their time off, you could be wrong. What is an Administrative Code? The New Mexico Administrative Code states that vacation pay and other forms of pay for time that …

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“Garden Clause” vs. a Non-Compete

In Contracts, Non-Compete Agreements by Jake GoldsmithLeave a Comment

A garden clause and a non-compete clause can both be valuable tools for a company, and they are somewhat similar, so they are sometimes confused. Both clauses concern an employee who is leaving the company, but there are some fundamental differences between the two. What is a Garden Clause? A garden clause typically provides for a notice period for termination …

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Welcome to the team, Carrie Cook!

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Contract Disputes, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnerships by Sean FriendLeave a Comment

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Slingshot Team, Carrie Cook! Carrie grew up in New Mexico but moved to the United Kingdom at 18 to pursue her undergraduate degree. She graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with an LL.B. in law before attending law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She received …

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New Expungement Law Now in Effect in New Mexico

In Expungement of a Criminal Record by Sean FriendLeave a Comment

Recently a new Expungement law has gone into effect in New Mexico. Potentially thousands of people could qualify for having their record erased or expunged. KOB 4 in Albuquerque reached out to us regarding Expungement in New Mexico and our top Expungement Attorney, David Richter sat down with them to discuss what has changed. What is Expungement? Expungement in the …

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What is the Right Tax Status for Your Company?

In Corporate Formation, LLC Formation, Startups by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

When confronted with this question, I usually respond with, “Please ask that question to your CPA or Accountant.” After all, a good CPA or Accountant, who understands the needs of your business, is going to be able to make a good recommendation and help you minimize your tax exposure (legally). Read more in this article, Accountants vs. Lawyers: Using the …

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Celebrating KOATS for Kids!

In Business Tips by Sean FriendLeave a Comment

At Business Law Southwest, we are all about giving back to the community. On Dec 11, we invited some of our downtown business neighbors over to join us in gathering up donations.  It was a tremendous success! Learn more about KOATS for Kids here.Find a drop off location near you here. Ready to speak to an Attorney?Contact us or give us …

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Election Year Political Pitfalls for Nonprofits

In Business Tips by Kameron KramerLeave a Comment

With 2020 and the upcoming November Presidential election quickly-approaching, political chatter will definitely be in the air—from co-workers discussing the debates at the water cooler to family members posting their views on Facebook. Although the first amendment protects our rights to express our views as individuals, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations must be careful, as they cannot legally engage in the same …

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Expungement of a Criminal Record

In White Collar Criminal Defense by Larry Donahue2 Comments

Effective January 1, 2020 A comprehensive new expungement law authorizes courts to limit public access to non-conviction records one year after disposition if no other charges are pending, and to most convictions for felonies, misdemeanors and municipal ordinances after varying waiting periods. Specifically, the law allows for expungement in the following circumstances: Expungement of Criminal Records due to identity theft. …

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Business Law Southwest is a proud sponsor of KOAT 7 KOATs for Kids!

In Business Tips by Sean FriendLeave a Comment

We are excited to announce that Business Law Southwest is a proud sponsor of KOAT 7 KOATs for Kids! If you want to make a donation, we’re located on the sixth floor of the New Mexico Bank and Trust Building in the heart of downtown Albuquerque. Make your coat donation from November 19 to December 20, 2019. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/nqoVNoABv2ABS8v47 …