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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

Unemployed Employees: Should Employees Who Have Reduced Hours or Are Laid Off Due to COVID-19 File for Unemployment?As more municipalities and states that are dealing with COVID-19 issue orders mandating the closing of non-essential businesses such as bars, restaurants and gyms, many hourly employees are looking at a long period of under-employment. If you are going to temporarily shut down due to virus control, should you tell your employees to go ahead

More State Updates on Unemployment Benefits: Should Employees Who Have Reduced Hours or Are Laid Off Due to COVID-19 File for Unemployment?Last week we blogged about unemployment changes in Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia and what employers who have to reduce hours or lay off folks should be considering for their employees. Since our original post we have gotten questions about other states in our region (some of which have taken action), so we figured

What Is An “Essential” Business Under a Shutdown Order? It May Depend on Where You AreSeveral states and municipalities are moving to shutdowns in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. These shelter-in-place orders usually allow “essential” businesses to stay open. Unfortunately, like much of the current COVID-19 situation, there are many questions about how those exceptions will be applied. While this is a moving target, this blog post