Quarantine Guidelines for HR Professionals



The employment attorneys at Klenda Law have been fielding questions from corporations and HR professionals regarding the quarantine and isolation guidelines as Coronavirus spread increases in the Wichita community. The CDC has defined close contact and has set guidelines based on the researching the most effective way to control community spread. Per their recommendation, if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive, you should fully complete a quarantine of 14 days …

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Val Wachtel Remembered



It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our colleague and friend, Val Wachtel, who passed away on October 26, 2020. Val was a man who believed in the founding principles of our country, and backed those beliefs by completing five visits in Vietnam as a Green Beret Airborne Ranger and fighting for the constitutional right everyone has to a fair defense. Val’s legal practice experience was varied, spanning from Kansas to California …

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Michelle Brenwald-Johnson Recognized as a Woman Who Leads



Women Who Lead recognition published in Wichita Business Journal on September 24, 2020 WBJ Interview with Michelle Brenwald, Klenda Austerman Litigation Attorney and Partner What is your leadership style? If someone takes time from their day to sit at the table of your organization, the most valuable thing you can do is listen. Give them a voice and make them part of the conversation. A good leader can take all of the different positions presented, …

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UAS Laws Evolving to Make Room for Drones



Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have taken to the airways and are transforming how UAS laws and the aviation industry thinks about package delivery, inspections, surveillance and a broad array of commercial applications. Amazon recently cleared a major hurdle in its quest to revolutionize package delivery through the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones, as they are popularly known. The company joins a select group of other companies as the latest to receive air …

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Service Industry Consent Agreement



Is a Waiver or Consent Agreement Necessary to Protect Your Service Industry Business When the Economy Reopens? By Michael L. Baumberger Klenda Austerman Employment Law Attorney COVID-19 has temporarily shut down many businesses throughout Wichita, Kansas and the United States. With state and local governments wrestling with plans to reopen the economy in the coming weeks, many Wichita business owners in the service industry may be facing concerns over customer liability claims. The employment lawyers at Klenda …

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What to Expect if You Have Recently Been in an Accident – Part 2



Recovering All of your Losses After a Car (or Other) Accident by Michelle Brenwald Klenda Austerman Personal Injury Lawyers You have been in an accident, lost time off work, spent money out-of-pocket to see doctors and likely have no vehicle to drive. You may be trying to navigate the immediate future on your own just to get a car to drive and get back to work. Once that fire is put out, you will likely …

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What to Expect if You Have Recently Been in an Accident – Part 1



What to Expect if You Have Recently Been in an Accident – Part 1 by Michelle Brenwald Klenda Austerman Personal Injury Lawyers Some personal injury claims can be resolved in the amount of time it takes to pick up the phone, while others can take as long as several years. Many personal injury cases never make it into litigation and typically settle in about a year, depending on the nature of the injuries involved. Understanding …

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New Bankruptcy Law Could Save Small Businesses



New Bankruptcy Law Could Save Small Businesses Slammed by Virus by Alex Wolf for Bloomberg Law The U.S. lost 170,000 small businesses in the last recession. Whether things go better this time may depend on a new law aimed at easing their path through bankruptcy. The Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA), which went into effect just two months ago, was intended to make the process of reorganizing an insolvent company with less than $2.7 million in debt …

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Klenda Austerman Continues to Serve Clients Legal Needs



As a Wichita business, Klenda Austerman is subject to the Emergency Public Health Order effective March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. related to the mitigation of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in Sedgwick County, Kansas. As a provider of legal services, the firm is exempted from some of the restrictions of the emergency stay-at-home order. Accordingly, the firm will remain open for business. We continue to take all necessary precautions to limit our employees’ and clients’ …

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Alex Flores Named Member at Klenda Austerman



Klenda Austerman law firm is pleased to announce that Alex Flores named member effective 1/1/2020. Alex has been with the firm since 2013, practicing in the areas of civil litigation, divorce and family law. “Alex has already proven himself invaluable to our firm,” says Chris Vinduska, Klenda Austerman member. “He has demonstrated excellence in legal writing, in oral advocacy and in his zealous pursuit of the best result for our clients. He is an extraordinary …

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