Sarah Smith Kuehnel

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Sarah Kuehnel has devoted her entire career to providing litigation and counseling services to employers. She represents clients in all areas of employment law, including:

  • Class and collective actions
  • Employment discrimination and retaliation
  • Government agency investigations and subpoenas
  • Harassment investigations
  • Mine safety and health
  • Reasonable accommodations and the interactive process
  • Unemployment
  • Wage and hour
  • Wage garnishments, assignments, and levies

Sarah is admitted to practice in Florida, Illinois, and Missouri. She represents employers before administrative agencies in agency proceedings, investigations, and audits, as well as in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has successfully defended employers in litigation and government investigations involving many types of claims, including:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • False Claims Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Title II of the Civil Rights Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
  • Florida Civil Rights Act
  • Florida Minimum Wage Act
  • Florida Whistleblower Act
  • Illinois Biometric Privacy Information Act
  • Illinois Human Rights Act
  • Illinois Minimum Wage Law
  • Mine Safety and Health Act
  • Missouri Human Rights Act
  • Missouri Minimum Wage Law
  • Missouri Prevailing Wage Law

Sarah partners with her clients to determine the best way to meet their goals, whether by assisting in the implementation of employment policies, negotiating early case resolutions, or aggressively and cost-effectively defending her clients against claims brought in state or federal court. In doing so, she has extensive experience representing employers in various industries, including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Nonprofit
  • Professional Employer Organizations
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Staffing
  • Technology
Learn more about Sarah Smith Kuehnel

Employment Litigation

Wage and Hour

Garnishments

Agency Complaints, Charges, and Investigations

Employment Counseling

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Illinois Bar
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Military Spouse Juris Doctorate Network (MSJDN)
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Okaloosa County Bar Association
  • Walton County Chamber of Commerce

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Insights by Sarah Smith Kuehnel