An Overview of Our Employment Law Practice
Employment Lawyer in New Mexico: A Tough Lawyer on Your Side
We provide full-service legal representation to men and women who have been subjected to any type of wrongful conduct at work. We handle the following practice areas:
Experienced New Mexico Attorney
Have you been the victim of discrimination in the workplace? Has your employer improperly denied you overtime or even a minimum wage? When you’re the victim of wrongful treatment on the job, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. We can help.
At Buchanan Law, we bring over 20 years of employment law experience to men and women throughout New Mexico. Though our principal offices are in Albuquerque, we can meet with you in person anywhere in the state. Attorney Deena Buchanan has successfully handled employment law disputes in many jurisdictions across the country, but focuses her employment law practice primarily on the needs of workers in New Mexico. Because of her vast experience here, she has a comprehensive understanding of the laws and the court system, as well as the ways that judges try employment law cases. She’s been a trial attorney her entire career.. Deena is highly respected by colleagues, clients and judges for her poise and calm demeanor in any situation.
At our office, we understand that every case presents unique challenges. We’ll take the time to learn the details of your claim and determine what you need to effectively resolve your legal issues. We’ll keep you involved and informed at all times, so that you can make good decisions about your future. To learn if you are eligible for a free initial consultation, call our office at (505) 900-3559 or contact us online.
Wage and Hour Issues
We provide full-service legal representation to men and women who have been subjected to any type of wrongful conduct at work. We handle:
- Allegations of discrimination in the workplace, including disparate treatment based on age, gender, disability, pregnancy, national origin, race, color, creed, sexual orientation or gender identity. We litigate claims involving psychiatric discrimination, violation of background check laws and wrongful treatment based on prescription cannabis use, as well as allegations of sexual harassment on the job.
- Wage and hour issues, including overtime disputes, employee misclassifications, unpaid sales commissions and minimum or prevailing wage controversies. We also handle the unique wage and hour issues that affect domestic workers and tipped employees.
- Employment contracts, including severance agreements, with a special focus on physician, health care provider and professional independent contractor agreements
- Wrongful termination or discharge, including claims of retaliatory discharge and whistleblower claims
- The rights of workers under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).
We have had extensive involvement class action lawsuits related to employment matters. We can help you determine whether you have the basis for a class action, and whether it’s in your best interests to participate or opt out of an existing class action.
- Age Discrimination
- Background Check Laws
- Disability Discrimination
- Employment Contracts
- Employment Law FAQs
- Excessive Workplace Stress
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- How Discrimination Cases Are Decided
- Intellectual Property Infringement
- LGBT Issues in the Workplace
- National Origin Discrimination
- New Mexico Medical Cannabis Protections
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Psychiatric Discrimination
- Sex & Gender Discrimination
- Sex & Gender Identity Discrimination/Harassment
- Sexual Harassment
- Workplace Retaliation
- Wrongful Termination
It starts with a simple phone call. I set aside time every week just for consultations. During these initial phone calls, I will listen and will have an honest conversation with you about whether and how I can help.
Q: Can undocumented workers recover for discrimination?
Q: My employer only pays me in cash. Can I still pursue a claim for unpaid overtime or minimum wage compensation?
Schedule an Appointment with a Proven Employment Lawyer
Take the first step today to resolve your legal challenges in the workplace. Contact Buchanan Law through our online form or call our offices at (505) 900-3559 to set up an appointment. We are available to meet with you evenings and weekends, if necessary. We take all major credit cards.