2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 13: Public Purchases and Property
Article 4C: Public Works Mediation, 13-4C-1 through 13-4C-11
Section 13-4C-4: Mediation requirement; exemptions.


NM Stat § 13-4C-4 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

13-4C-4. Mediation requirement; exemptions.

A. Except as provided in Subsections B, C and D of this section, a person who seeks to resolve a dispute related to the performance of a public works project shall exhaust the mediation procedures set forth in the Public Works Mediation Act [Chapter 13, Article 4C NMSA 1978] before seeking judicial relief in a court of law.

B. A dispute that arises under an arbitration clause of a contract for a public works project that includes a clause in the contract that requires arbitration is exempt from the provisions of the Public Works Mediation Act.

C. The provisions of the Public Works Mediation Act shall not apply to:

(1) any disputes between employers and employees, including disputes arising pursuant to the provisions of the Public Works Minimum Wage Act [13-4-11 to 13-4-17 NMSA 1978] or the Workers' Compensation Act [Chapter 52, Article 1 NMSA 1978]; or

(2) any disputes regarding an apprenticeship, including disputes arising pursuant to the provisions of Sections 50-7-1 through 50-7-7 NMSA 1978.

D. All contractual alternative dispute resolution remedies shall be exhausted prior to application of the provisions of the Public Works Mediation Act.

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