V&As LaDonna Lusher Quoted in Laborpress on Court of Appeals Arguments Regarding Health Aides 24-Hour Shifts
“We hear these stories routinely,” LaDonna Lusher, a lawyer who frequently represents home health aides, tells LaborPress. “It’s really common for them to have to sleep in armchairs next to the patient.” She argues that as aides are required to be at the workplace for 24 hours straight and that care protocols often dictate that they have to turn the patient over every couple hours at night, they are effectively on duty for the full 24 hours.
Law360 reports on V&As case against Chili’s Grill & Bar parent company Brinker International Inc. on behalf of Chili's Workers
"Named plaintiffs Savannah Barrows and Michael Mendez allege that since 2013, Chili’s Grill & Bar parent company Brinker International Inc. has failed to pay them the correct minimum wage, withheld their tips and has not provided "spread of hour" compensation, which entitles any restaurant employee whose workday runs longer than 10 hours to receive one hour's pay at the basic minimum hourly wage rate under New York Labor Law."
Law360 reports on V&As case against NYU Hospitals on behalf of Security Guards
"Besides neglecting to pay the security guards for “all earned overtime” work, Arroyo said the health care system requires security guards to perform a number of tasks before and after shifts for which they aren’t compensated."
V&As Kara Miller quoted in Law360 on court allowing conditional certification of a collective class for Lululemon employees
“We believe it could encompass about 1,000 people,” she said. “We’re obviously happy with the decision.”
In Bloomberg Law-
V&As Kara Miller Quoted in Bloomberg Law on court granting conditional certification of a collective class for Lululemon employees
"That’s more than 1,000 employees who could join the lawsuit, Kara Miller, an attorney for the Lululemon employee who filed the lawsuit, told Bloomberg Law Aug. 13."
Law360 quotes LaDonna Lusher on V&As case against CBS News, CBS Radio and Simon & Schuster on behalf of the interns
“The law changed drastically for these individuals” between the filing of the cases in 2015 and the settlement, which was reached late last year, said LaDonna Lusher, a lawyer for the interns. “When the case was first filed … it seemed that they had a better opportunity to try to prove their claims in court, then several decisions came down that diminished their chances significantly.”
In Legal News Line-
Legal News Line reports on Virginia & Ambinder's class-action lawsuit against American Airlines Inc.
"The suit states that they agreed to leave their jobs with the defendant in exchange for a specified category of free D2 travel pass privileges for the rest of their lives. They allege the defendant stopped providing these passes and instead gave them an inferior category of pass privileges known as D-2R beginning in September 2014 in breach of the contract."
V&As LaDonna Lusher Quoted in Laborpress on Her Speech to Home Care Workers
"The state minimum-wage law requires workers to be paid for all the hours they work, including those when they are on call, lawyer LaDonna Lusher told the rally, but the Department of Labor has “singled this industry out” as an exception."
Law360 reports on V&As case against Construction Co. on behalf of the trustees
"A New York magistrate judge on Friday recommended the confirmation of a $2.27 million arbitration award entered against a construction company that allegedly failed to make contributions to a carpenter union’s benefit funds that were required by collective bargaining agreements."
In NYC Commission on Human Rights-
V&As LaDonna Lusher acknowledged in the "Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Trends and Recommendations Based on 2017 Public Hearing Testimony"
“In addition, employees working on non immigrant visas have temporary authorization to work in the United States and worry that their employment will not be renewed if they speak out, and thus their ability to remain in this country will be compromised.”
In Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association-
Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association published article authored by Jack Newhouse titled "When to Disclose Sabbath Observance During the Hiring Process"
"As a Sabbath-observant Jew, you fear that an employer who learns about an applicant’s need for scheduling accommodations may opt to offer the position to a similarly qualified candidate to avoid the inconvenience."
In Bloomberg Businessweek-
Bloomberg Businessweek quotes partner LaDonna Lusher on home health aides legislature
LaDonna Lusher, Valia’s attorney at Virginia & Ambinder LLC, says the document “reads just like the briefs we’ve seen from the industry.”