Melendres law represents employers and employees in a wide range of employment law issues.  Melendres law’s practice covers a broad area of employment law that controls all areas of the employer-employee relationship including how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment.  Melendres law advises businesses on how to reduce their risk of employment litigation and how to comply with state and local laws. We also help protect workers when their rights are being violated.

Our attorneys have experience in Federal Court and the New Mexico Supreme Court on employment law issues.  This Firm’s most recent case in the New Mexico Supreme Court was Sais v. N.M. Dept. Corr., 2012 NMSC 009, No. 32,776.



In today’s business climate, employers are faced with a vast array of legal issues even when an actual conflict or dispute hasn’t arisen. Melendres law regularly assists clients in conducting audits to ensure that the employer’s policies and procedures align with the current requirements of the law.  This process is vital to avoiding costly and distracting legal problems. We also assist companies with contracts, handbooks, classification of employees, training, union issues and wage and hour issues.  If conflicts do arise, our firm provides day to day advice on how best to address them. We defend employment discrimination claims while working to help clients avoid having to make payments for compensation or punitive damages.



Employees can face discrimination, harassment and other unfair treatment in matters such as pre-employment/personality testing, wages, overtime, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other areas.  M&M has successfully handled claims for numerous employees and has been successful in obtaining appropriate compensation for our clients.


Our Attorneys are Martindale Hubble Peer review rated and our Firm is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.

Our Employment practice encompasses a wide variety of areas such as:


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Melendres & Melendres P.C. is a boutique law firm that combines the experience and talent of attorneys from world-class law firms with the personal service of a small firm.

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The attorneys at Melendres & Melendres P.C. are licensed to practice law in New Mexico, California, New York and Washington, D.C. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you.

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