LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

Representing Employers & Employees

 

At Martin, Dugan & Martin, our attorneys are available to provide assistance in employment and labor law mediation and arbitration sessions as well as in courtroom litigation. We 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. We 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

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, our 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. Our attorneys are also able to provide needed assistance in matters involving Title VII, wage and hour, wrongful termination, whistleblowing and retaliation.

Personalized Attention

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

INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION

When you retain Martin, Dugan and Martin, you receive the care, time and attention you deserve.

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INTEGRITY

Our attorneys provide you with straightforward, honest answers to all of your questions and ensure you fully understand the litigation process and what to expect as your case moves forward.  Their clients rely on the firm to help them set realistic expectations.

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MORE COST-EFFICIENT 

Martin, Dugan and Martin constantly seeks ways to cut your costs while maintaining the high level of legal services you expect and deserve.

FOCUS ON SUCCESS

Martin, Dugan and Martin always has your best interest in mind. If protracted litigation is the only solution to achieve the proper outcome, Martin, Dugan and Martin is ready. If settling your case early on will achieve the best result, Martin, Dugan and Martin will take the time to explain why they believe it is in your best interest to settle your matter instead of engaging in lengthy litigation.

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