Domestic Employees

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Experienced Employment Law Attorney in New Mexico

Protecting the Rights of Domestic Workers

If you’re a domestic worker in New Mexico, providing a range of services in private homes, there’s good news. The New Mexico legislature amended the state’s Minimum Wage Act in 2019, eliminating the longstanding exemption that prohibited domestic workers from the minimum wage and overtime requirements that apply to other workers. As of June, 2019, all domestic workers are entitled to minimum wage and can seek overtime under the state’s wage and hour laws. Domestic employers are required to keep accurate records, and to pay domestics in full and in a timely manner.

If you provide services in someone else’s home, as a housekeeper, caregiver or other domestic, and you are not being paid a minimum wage or overtime, we can help.

At Buchanan Law Firm, LLC we have more than two decades of experience handling a broad range of employment law matters, including wage and hour disputes. Our principal offices are in Albuquerque, but we can arrange to meet with you in person anywhere in New Mexico.

Though attorney Deena Buchanan has handled employment law controversies in nearly two dozen states, she’s focused her practice in New Mexico for years. She understands the laws and the process here, and knows the court systems and how judges try these types of cases. Deena has considerable trial experience. She’s highly regarded by clients, colleagues and judges for her ability to remain cool, calm and collected in any situation.

At Buchanan Law Firm, LLC we take an individualized approach to every case we handle, taking the time to listen to the unique circumstances of your case, so that we can adapt our approach to get the outcome you seek. To determine your eligibility for a free initial consultation, call our office at 505-900-3559 or contact us online.

Aggressive Representation for Domestic Workers in Wage Disputes in New Mexico

We provide comprehensive legal counsel to men and women in New Mexico who have been denied minimum wage or overtime rights under state law. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your case, identifying and questioning all witnesses. We’ll gather, evaluate and preserve all evidence to support your claim, and will prepare and file the documents necessary to initiate and litigate your claim. We’ll also be your voice in all meetings, hearings and proceedings, working hard to help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you were entitled under New Mexico’s minimum wage and overtime laws.

Schedule an Appointment with a Proven New Mexico Employment Lawyers

Domestic employees are no longer exempt from New Mexico’s minimum wage and overtime laws! To learn about your rights, contact Buchanan Law Firm, LLC by e-mail or call our offices at 505-900-3559. Evening and weekend consultations may be arranged upon request. We take all major credit cards.

My Promise to You

We Prepare Each Case for Trial

We prep every case as if it will be going to trial. There is no better way to make sure you get the compensation that you deserve than to be ready to fight for you and exhaust all legal remedies. Some firms shy away from trial, we embrace it.

This is a Team Effort

We recognize that every legal matter is different. We’ll listen carefully to learn the details of your situation, as well as your goals. We’ll keep you involved and informed at all times, making certain you know where you stand, what your options are, and your likelihood of success.

We Will Be Straight With You

Whether it is about the value of your case, or how good or bad the evidence is, we will tell it to you straight. We want to help you make the best decisions about your case by giving you the information you need.

Notable Case Results

We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.

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