Labor and Employment Law in New Mexico

Representing Employers and Employees

Employment and labor laws govern all aspects of the relationships between employers and employees. While many have been designed to protect the rights of employees, these laws maintain a balance of fairness and equity between employers and employees that is vital to the health of all businesses. To fully represent employers, as well as employees, an attorney must be knowledgeable in traditional labor law, which includes the National Labor Relations Act and collective bargaining, as well as wage and hour, anti–discrimination, equal opportunity and occupational safety and health laws. In addition, the attorney must be able to work with and advise employers on general human resource guidelines.

At Martin, Dugan & Martin the attorneys are able to provide assistance in traditional labor matters involving the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining in the private and public sectors, and other issues relating to employers and labor unions. The attorneys are also able to provide needed assistance in matters involving Title VII, wage and hour, wrongful termination, whistleblowing and retaliation.

At Martin, Dugan & Martin, the attorneys are available to provide assistance in employment and labor law mediation and arbitration sessions as well as in courtroom litigation. They have a thorough understanding of New Mexico and federal labor and employment laws — including Title VII of the Civil Rights Law of 1964, the Taft-Hartley Act, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — and handle a broad range of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. They represents clients in labor and employment law matters including:

  • Discrimination Claims
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Whistle Blowing
  • Organizational Efforts By Labor Organizations
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Grievances and Arbitration
  • Title VII
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Discharge Claims
  • Pension and Salary Negotiations
  • Covenants Not To Compete or Solicit
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Failure To Fairly Represent
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • MSHA
  • OSHA

Personalized Attention

They are committed to ensuring that every client receives personalized attention, including regular updates regarding case progress and options. While achieving a swift resolution is their goal whenever possible, their attorneys do not hesitate to take cases to court when a better outcome can be achieved in that way.

Contact Martin, Dugan & Martin online or at 575.887.3528 to speak to one of their skilled New Mexico Labor and Employment Attorneys. .

Martin, Dugan & Martin serves clients in Carlsbad, Artesia, Hobbs, Eunice, Lovington, Jal, Roswell, Ruidoso, Alamogordo, Cloudcroft and throughout Southeastern New Mexico.