Wage and Hour Disputes Lawyer in Albuquerque

The payment of employee wages is regulated by various state and federal laws. Violations of these laws can lead to administrative claims and even lawsuits. Our firm can ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the statutes pertaining to wages, including:

  • Employee classification
  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime
  • Meals and breaks
  • Vacation leave
  • Sick leave
  • Severance
  • Deductions
  • Commissions
  • Piece rate

Federal law requires that nonexempt employees be paid 1 ½ times the regular wage rate for all hours of work over 40 hours per week. Some employers disregard these laws and decline to pay hourly workers overtime pay, which can result in the employee filing a claim for unpaid wages. An employee can be awarded unpaid overtime for a period of two to three years in the past. Underpaid employees can also be awarded damages in the amount of twice the amount owed. If you have questions about wages, overtime or other pay matters, contact an employment law attorney for legal advice. Employment laws regarding wages can be confusing. An employment lawyer can explain the wage laws that pertain to your business, and ensure appropriate policies and procedures have been implemented to prevent costly mistakes.

Legal Assistance In New Mexico

Moody & Stanford is a highly skilled employment law firm with many years of experience representing employers in compensations and claims regarding wages. Our firm is intimately familiar with the laws regarding wages, and will provide legal counsel and advocacy in any wage-related matter. We can also keep you informed of legislative changes that affect wages, and help you avoid noncompliance issues and potential legal problems.