Your Rights at Work: Legal Facts You Need to Know

Is the internship you’re thinking about legitimate? Are you really an independent contractor or are you an employee? Find out the important legal things you should know when taking on an internship, freelance gig or your first full-time job.

Don’t get stuck in a legal bind! Learn everything you need to know about workplace and employee rights at this panel.
Vicki Aubin
LaDonna Lusher
Senior Associate
Virginia & Ambinder, LLP
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LaDonna Lusher joined Virginia & Ambinder, LLP in June 2007 and works at their Lower Manhattan offices. LaDonna’s practice focuses on employment law and she has represented clients in a wide variety of labor matters, including class actions to recover unpaid wages and benefits, employment discrimination matters and employee discharge and discipline. LaDonna has litigated labor and employment law claims in both federal and state courts, including prevailing wage violations, FLSA violations, state wage and hour violations, discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract and other employment-related violations. LaDonna has additional experience in general commercial litigation and has helped recover unpaid benefit fund contributions on behalf of unions and their members.

Vicki Aubin
Lloyd R. Ambinder
Partner
Virginia & Ambinder, LLP
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In 1994, Lloyd and Charles Virginia co-founded Virginia & Ambinder, LLP. Since that time, Lloyd has litigated in excess of 500 wage & hour cases alone, on behalf of at least twenty thousand workers, including numerous high profile class actions that have been reported in the New York Daily News, the New York Post and the New Jersey Star Ledger. Lloyd has also argued a number of first impression cases which have had a lasting influence on employment law in New York and New Jersey, such as Cox v. NAP Construction Company Inc., Serrano v. Underground Utilities Corp., and Guzman v. VLM, Inc.

Lloyd graduated in 1979 from the State University of New York at Binghamton, received his Master’s Degree from Columbia University in 1982, and received his J.D. in 1989 from Brooklyn Law School. Lloyd then worked as vice president for a large, regional mechanical contractor that performed both government and private construction projects.


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