Misclassified Employees

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Employee Misclassification

Protecting Your Rights When You Have Been Misclassified as an Independent Contractor

It’s a common practice among employers, in New Mexico and nationwide, to wrongfully classify employees as independent contractors, so that they can avoid responsibility for overtime, withholding taxes, benefits, workers’ compensation and other obligations. But you’re not necessarily an independent contractor just because an employer says you are, even if you’ve signed an “independent contractor” agreement. If you believe you were an employee of a company, but the employer insists you were an independent contractor, Buchanan Law Firm, LLC can help.

At Buchanan Law Firm, LLC we bring more than 20 years of employment law experience to men and women throughout the state of New Mexico. We focus our practice on the needs of New Mexico workers. We have a comprehensive understanding of the laws and the court system here. Our primary offices are in Albuquerque, but we can meet with you in person anywhere in the state.

Deena Buchanan has extensive trial experience, having served as counsel in a number of high-profile, high stakes disputes. She’s well-respected by clients, fellow attorneys and by judges throughout the state for her zealous advocacy, thorough preparation, and poise and composure in all situations.

At Buchanan Law Firm, LLC we have learned, through experience, that every employment law controversy is different. We’ll carefully investigate your claim, and take the time to listen carefully, so that we can learn the details of your case, as well as your goals and objectives, and can take the right measures to get the outcome you seek.

Contact us by e-mail or call our offices at 505-900-3559.

Protecting Your Rights When an Employer Misclassifies You

We provide full-service legal counsel to individuals who have wrongfully been treated as independent contractors by an employer. We have a thorough understanding of the tests that are used to determine employee or independent contractor status. We’ll look at all of the factors that determine whether or not you are an exempt employee, and will carefully gather and preserve all evidence to support your claim. We’ll work with all appropriate governmental agencies, and will prepare and file all documents to have you reclassified as an employee. We’ll also help you seek compensation for any lost wages, benefits or other payments your employer should have made on your behalf.

Schedule an Appointment with an Experienced New Mexico Employment Lawyer

We can help you protect your rights when an employer tries to wrongfully treat you as an independent contractor. We offer free case evaluations for employment law cases, contact our offices online or call Buchanan Law at 505-900-3559. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We welcome 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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