March 2018 Archives

Is my non-compete agreement enforceable?

Non-compete agreements are tools used by employers to restrict an employee's employment opportunities in an effort to prevent the sharing of protected information. By limiting where, for whom and in which capacity a person can work after leaving a company, employers with a non-compete agreement in place can prevent former employees from stealing and using proprietary information to compete against the company.

Cargo spills after truck crashes: No laughing matter

Commercial trucks travel millions of miles every year, and every mile comes with some amount of risk. Despite the numerous state and federal trucking regulations in place, mistakes and accidents can still happen. When they do, the consequences can be catastrophic for anyone involved.

How stereotypes can lead to missed diagnoses

Stereotypes can be problematic in just about any setting, from the classroom to the workplace to a courtroom. Stereotypes can lead to skewed, oversimplified opinions, which can be completely inaccurate. Unfortunately, it is hard to get away from stereotypes, even when they have harmful results.

Alcohol may be a factor in some commercial vehicle crashes

Everyone who has a driver's license in New Mexico has passed driver's training, which means they know that drinking and driving is against the law. According to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division, at least 40 percent of fatal crashes involve alcohol. While there's no figure about how many crashes with commercial vehicles involve alcohol, it's reasonable to believe at least some of them do. Combine alcohol with large blind spots and other risk factors, and it's clearly a dangerous situation.

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