Ms. Muehlhausen’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. She represents clients in a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and harassment in federal and state courts on behalf of both unionized and non-unionized companies. She has defended employers against ERISA denial of benefits and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
In addition to litigation, Ms. Muehlhausen regularly advises clients on the investigation, discipline, and termination of employees; attendance and leave issues under the FMLA and other laws; wage and hour compliance; employment and independent contractor agreements; restructurings, layoffs, and the shutdown of facilities – including advice on the WARN Act and severance issues; issues involving the ADA; and employment-related aspects of federal contractor compliance.
Ms. Muehlhausen has represented clients before federal and state administrative agencies, including the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor, and similar state and local agencies.
Prior to joining O’Hagan Meyer, Ms. Muehlhausen practiced with Winston & Strawn LLP in Charlotte. Ms. Muehlhausen also served as in-house counsel at TIAA, where she provided strategic legal guidance and support on all aspects of labor and employment law to Human Resources and management clients in various areas of the organization.
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Education and Admissions
Ms. Muehlhausen received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from Macalester College in 2004, and she received her J.D. in 2008 from Tulane School of Law, where she was a member of the Journal of Law & Sexuality.
- New York
- North Carolina
Professional Organization Memberships
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association
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