Alexandra Bak-Boychuk

Alexandra Bak-Boychuk

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Philadelphia Mayor's Task Force Recommends Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

A task force appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to examine the impact of paid sick leave legislation recently released its final report that recommends Philadelphia employers with 15 or more workers should provide paid sick...more

12/4/2014 - Employee Rights Local Ordinance Paid Leave Sick Leave

NLRB Ratifies Administrative Actions Taken during Invalid Recess Appointment Period

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in N.L.R.B. v. Noel Canning, et al., which invalidated President Obama’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the NLRB recently ratified a...more

8/7/2014 - Canning v NLRB NLRA NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

NLRB Strikes Hospital’s Work Rules Banning Negativity

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that a hospital’s work rules prohibiting negative comments and requiring that employees represent the hospital “in the community in a positive and professional...more

4/10/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Hospitals NLRA NLRB

Supreme Court Ruling Nixes FLSA Collective Action

In a 5-4 decision issued on April 16, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and held that an unaccepted Rule 68 offer of full relief to a named plaintiff extinguished a putative...more

4/18/2013 - Collective Actions FLSA Genesis HealthCare Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk Mootness Rule 23 Rule 68 SCOTUS

Recent NRLB Decision Continues To Erode Confidentiality Protection for Workplace Investigations

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently overruled its longstanding precedent that categorically protected confidential witness statements taken during internal disciplinary investigations from disclosure to a...more

1/11/2013 - Anheuser-Busch Confidential Employer Investigations NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Unions Witness Statements

NLRB Expands Employers’ Duty To Respond to Union Requests for ‘Presumptively Relevant’ Information

A National Labor Relations Board panel recently found that an employer has a good-faith duty under the National Labor Relations Act to respond in a reasonably timely manner to a union request for “presumptively relevant”...more

11/12/2012 - IronTiger NLRA NLRB Union Request for Information Unions

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