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Amanda Turnage assists employers with policies and handbooks, workplace investigations, and the defense of federal employment discrimination claims, including claims of race, sex, disability, and age discrimination. She has also represented clients concerning wage and hour FLSA claims and workers’ compensation and employment claims predicated on state law tort and contract theories. View articles by Amanda.

Getting Clean, Back to Routine and Ready to Be Seen: New OSHA and CDC Guidance on Employees Returning to Worksites After COVID-19 ShutdownsOSHA and the CDC have each recently issued new guidance for employers as more and more employees make their way back to on-site work following the COVID-19 shutdown. Here are a few tips to consider to ensure that you are providing a safe and healthy workspace.

First, check the building facilities to ensure that they

For Whom the Whistle Blows: Preventing Retaliation Is Serious BusinessVarious federal statutes contain whistleblower provisions that protect employees who raise or report concerns that range from workplace safety, securities laws violation, or false claims submitted to the federal government. Different activities are protected depending on the statute at issue. Generally, retaliation protection kicks in if the employee reports conduct that he or she reasonably