New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 28 > Article 23 – Fair Pay for Women
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|§ 28-23-1||Short title|
|§ 28-23-3||Prohibition on paying employees less for same work|
|§ 28-23-4||Grievance procedure|
|§ 28-23-5||Retaliation prohibited|
|§ 28-23-6||Enforcement; penalties; remedies|
Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 28 > Article 23 - Fair Pay for Women
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.