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1. Who enacted this statute?
The New Mexico State legislature has enacted an express disqualification from benefits applicable to those persons found by the Department to have been discharged from their work for misconduct connected with their work.

2. Is this statutory mandatory or discretionary? What causal term in the statute helped you answer this question? This is Mandatory-shall be and shall not were causal terms that helped me answer this question.

3. According to this statute, what are the three ways that a person can be denied unemployment benefits in New Mexico? Must a person do all three things to be disqualified from receiving benefits, or is it enough that they only do one of the listed things? What term in the statute helped you answer this question?

The three things listed that a person can do to be ineligible for benefits are (1) if it is determined by the division that the individual left employment voluntarily without good cause in connection with the employment (2) if it is determined by the division that the individual has been discharged for misconduct connected with the individual's employment; or (3) if it is determined by the division that the individual has failed without good cause either to apply for available, suitable work when so directed or referred by the division or to accept suitable work when offered. The causal team that helped me was or.

4. Are there any exceptions to this statute? If so, which of the three ways of being denied unemployment compensation do the exceptions apply to?
Yes, the exceptions apply to the first listed reason (if it is determined that the individual left employment voluntarily without good cause in connection with the employment).

5. Provide the Bluebook citation for this statute.
Section 51-1-3 NMSA 1978
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