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Anne Yuengert works with clients to manage their employees, including conducting workplace investigations of harassment or theft, training employees and supervisors, consulting on reductions in force and severance agreements, drafting employment agreements (including enforceable noncompetes) and handbooks, assessing reasonable accommodations for disabilities, and working through issues surrounding FMLA and USERRA leave. When preventive measures are not enough, she handles EEOC charges, OFCCP and DOL complaints and investigations, and has handled cases before arbitrators, administrative law judges and federal and state court judges. She has tried more than 30 cases to verdict. View articles by Anne

Can You Rely on an Employee’s Prior Salary as a Defense to a Pay Discrimination Suit? The Supreme Court Refuses to Enter the FrayIn hiring employees, can you just give them a salary bump or must you look at their soon-to-be coworkers to decide the correct amount? This is a hotly debated issue right now, and, as with many things, it depends on where you live. In Rizo v. Yovino, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the Ninth

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

Nobody Gets Antibody (Testing): EEOC Forbids Employers from Using Antibody Testing for Re-Entering Workplace

The EEOC just amended its Q&A document on COVID-19 testing to address what COVID-19 testing employers can require. At this time (and it could change), the EEOC says that the ADA does not allow employers to require antibody testing for the virus before allowing employees to re-enter the workplace. The EEOC based its decision on