New Mexico Wage Claims | Employment Law Attorney

Wage and hour violations are an unfortunately common issue in the New Mexico labor market. At Fair Labor Law, our employment law attorney handles a myriad of cases where employers fail to adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New Mexico’s minimum wage and overtime law. These violations can range from employers not paying the legal minimum wage to denying workers their rightful overtime pay—all illegally diminishing employees’ paychecks. 

If you suspect your employer has violated wage laws, you have the right to fight for the compensation you are entitled to. Our legal team provides compassionate and detailed guidance to workers across the nation and across all types of industries as they navigate the legal system. Our mission is to help workers recover the pay they are justly owed.

Call today at (888) 333-7147 to receive a free case evaluation.

Lawyer for Wage Violations in New Mexico

Supporting Workers with Wage or Hour Disputes

Our employment law attorney can assist with a comprehensive range of New Mexico wage violations, including:

  • Unpaid overtime 
  • Regular rate / “straight time” for overtime
  • Day-rate pay with no overtime
  • Unpaid / “off-the-clock” time
  • Time “shaving” and rounding down
  • Unpaid travel time
  • Public works minimum wage / prevailing wage violations
  • Independent contractor misclassification
  • Exempt employee misclassification
  • Tip violations
  • Meal period and rest break disputes
  • Failure to include bonuses or incentives in overtime rate
  • Per diem disputes
  • Illegal deductions
  • Failure to reimburse travel and out-of-pocket expenses

Overtime laws in New Mexico dictate that most employees must receive 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. However, some employers may attempt to sidestep this law by misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime or by “shaving” or rounding down hours worked. In addition, employees may be improperly classified as independent contractors, which deprives them of the protections and benefits that come with employee status. 

Another serious violation is the failure to pay for all hours worked, which can include off-the-clock work, meal breaks that were not provided, or uncounted hours spent on preparatory or concluding work like loading and unloading vehicles and driving to a worksite. 

It is important for workers to know their rights, as these wage and hour violations not only affect their income but steal their time personal and family time. As an employment law firm, we are committed to holding employers accountable for these exploitative practices and ensuring workers receive the compensation they are legally entitled to.

How Fair Labor Law Can Help

At Fair Labor Law, our legal team can provide invaluable support while you navigate the complex landscape of employment law. Whether it is settlement negotiations or representing your interests in court, it is our goal to ensure your rights are upheld under the Fair Labor Standards Act while providing advocacy and legal guidance. 

Our team is standing by to discuss the specifics of your case. Call us at (888) 333-7147 or reach out online today. We offer our services in both English and Spanish for your comfort.

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