To The Point
by Caren Cowan
The Bad News …
The state’s workers’ comp exemption has been ruled unconstitutional. In a ruling issued by the New Mexico Court of Appeals on June 22, 2015, all of agriculture is now subject to purchasing workers compensation insurance for its’ workers. In an action that can only be considered as punitive, the ruling is retroactive to March 20, 2012.
Clearly one cannot go back and purchase this insurance for the past three years, so ranchers and farmers are open to the liability of any claims going back that far.… Read the rest