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New Mexico Statutes Chapter 51. Unemployment Compensation § 51-1-40. Actions for enforcement

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A. In any civil action to enforce the provisions of this act, the division may be represented by the attorney general or some attorney designated by him to act, by any district attorney or by an attorney designated and employed by the department.

B. All criminal actions for violation of any provision of this act or any rules or regulations issued pursuant thereto shall be prosecuted by the district attorney of the district in which the offense was committed.  The attorney general is authorized to assist in the conduct of any such prosecution if deemed necessary by him or by the district attorney, and the division is authorized to employ special counsel to assist in the prosecution, with the advice and consent of the district attorney and approved by the court.  An authorized representative of the secretary may institute any such prosecution by the filing of a complaint or information in accordance with the laws of this state.

C. In addition to suits by civil action for the collection of contributions as authorized by Section 51-1-36 NMSA 1978, the division may, in its own name, sue and may be sued by an employing unit or other proper party, in the manner provided by law for civil actions in the courts of this state including actions for declaratory judgments, where such action is necessary for the proper determination and enforcement of any right under this act;  provided, that this shall not affect any administrative remedy or authority for judicial review contained in said act.

D. When contributions or payments in lieu of contributions imposed by the Unemployment Compensation Law have not been paid by an employer subject to that law, the division may institute an action in accordance with the provisions of Section 7-1-53 NMSA 1978 to ensure or compel payment of delinquent contributions or payments in lieu of contributions.

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