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Kristina H. Vaquera

Updated: May 10th, 2022 | Norfolk | Lawyer List K | Jackson Lewis P.C. | Construction, Disability, Insurance,

Address: 500 E. Main Street, Suite 800, norfolk, VA, 23510
Law Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Phone: 757-648-1448
Fax: 757-648-1418
Email:
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com

TitlePrincipal
First Year of Call
Areas of PracticeDisability, Construction, Insurance
DescriptionKristina H. Vaquera is a principal in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses exclusively on labor and employment counseling and litigation.Kristina represents employers in federal and state court lawsuits and agency investigations and charges covering a wide range of statutes and subjects, including anti-discrimination and civil rights laws, wrongful termination claims, disability accommodation and access, wage and hour laws, covenants not to compete, leave of absence claims, negligent hire/retention, and breaches of fiduciary duty and contract. Kristina has litigated class and collective actions, including FLSA, FCRA, and discrimination class actions. She also represents clients in mediation and arbitration before various national and state entities.As part of Kristina’s counseling practice, she provides daily counseling and training to management to help employers avoid litigation. She assists clients with employment agreements, handbooks, background checks and drug testing issues, and disciplinary action. She represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor, and numerous state agencies, such as the Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Virginia Department of Housing Discrimination, and Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission.Kristina speaks extensively on various employment topics, including to the Virginia and Hampton Roads Society of Human Resource Managers, Virginia State Bar Labor and Employment Section, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Virginia Employment Commission, International Professional Managers Association, Virginia Government Contract Attorneys Association, Society of Designers and Architects, local chambers of commerce, Hampton Roads Industrial Liaison Group, PINK! Women Business Owners Conference, Public Media Business Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Retail Association of Hampton Roads. She lives in Hampton Roads with her family.Pro Bono and Community InvolvementGirl Scouts of the USA Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association St. Matthew’s School – President, Parent Teacher Guild Published WorksVirginia Employer’s Guide to Hiring and Firing. NA: 2007. [Co-Author] The Developing Labor Law. NA: 2000. [Contributing Editor] Honors and RecognitionsThe Best Lawyers in America , Employment Law – Management (2020) Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence (2019) Super Lawyers , Rising Stars (2007, 2010-2013) and Super Lawyer (2014-present) Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Influential Women of Law (2020) Virginia’s Inside Business, Top 40 under 40 professionals (2003) Virginia Legal Elite: Young Lawyer (2009)In the NewsKristina H. Vaquera In the News Kristina Vaquera and Milena Radovic Discuss Workplace Harassment and Leave Issues December 15, 2020 Inside Business Jackson Lewis Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 August 20, 2020 Jackson Lewis Kristina H. Vaquera is Spotlighted on Influential Women of Law List January 15, 2020 Virginia Lawyers Weekly PublicationsKristina H. Vaquera Publicationsarticle General Contractors Can Face Increased Liability for Employment Actions of Their Subcontractors December 30, 2020article Virginia Renews Work Share Program to Support Virginia Employers, Employees May 1, 2020article Virginia Enacts Three Bills on Employee Misclassification April 16, 2020Webinarswebinar Is Virginia the New California? – Part Two 2 – 3:00 PM ESTArchived webinar COVID-19: Daily Briefing – Alternatives to Furloughs or Layoffs 4 – 4:30 PM ESTArchived BlogsKristina H. Vaquera Blog Posts Employment Class and Collective Actions Insurance Agents Properly Classified as Independent Contractors, Circuit Court Rules February 26, 2019

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