Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Electronic Signatures OK for Organizing Efforts, NLRB Says

In a memorandum issued this week, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it will accept electronic signatures to support a showing of interest related to a union organizing campaign...more

9/4/2015 - E-Signatures NLRB Union Elections Unions

Important Changes Affecting Background Checks Under Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law

The Children and Youth Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to narrow the scope of a Pennsylvania law requiring background checks for volunteers who have “direct contact” with...more

6/12/2015 - Background Checks Child Safety Criminal Background Checks Educational Institutions Legislative Agendas Minors Proposed Legislation Volunteers

Final Diversity and Inclusion Standards Issued Jointly by Six Federal Agencies

Pursuant to a mandate contained in Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank or Act), six federal agencies jointly issued new Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Standards today. These...more

6/11/2015 - Diversity Diversity and Inclusion Standards (D&I) Dodd-Frank Employer Mandates Hiring & Firing OMWI Regulatory Standards

Enhance Diversity & Inclusion Efforts in Four Areas CFPB, Audit Recommends

Last week, the Office of Inspector General published its findings following an audit assessing the CFPB’s human resources-related operations and other efforts for equal employment. The audit, which was conducted in response...more

3/19/2015 - CFPB Diversity Public Employees Working Groups

Second NLRB Decision Issued in Ongoing Higher Education Union Organization Efforts

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ordered the counting of ballots that were cast in a union election by contingent faculty members at Seattle University. The votes had been impounded...more

3/5/2015 - Colleges Faculty NLRB Union Elections Unions Universities

OFCCP Final Rule Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Gender Discrimination by Federal Contractors and Government Employees

On December 3, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Final Rule changing the OFCCP’s regulations to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes it protects. The final rule...more


Mayor Nutter Signs Bill Mandating Employers to Allow Breastfeeding

Yesterday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodation to employees who seek to breastfeed. Bill No. 130922, which was first introduced by City Councilman David Oh...more

9/5/2014 - Breastfeeding Employee Rights Reasonable Accommodation

Federal Court: Employer’s Method of Calculating Overtime Violated Pa. Statute

A federal district judge in Pennsylvania recently found that RadioShack’s method of computing overtime violates the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA). In Verderame v. RadioShack Corp., the plaintiff brought a putative...more

7/17/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues FLSA Minimum Wage Over-Time Putative Class Actions RadioShack Wage and Hour

President Obama Signs Two Executive Actions Strengthening Equal Pay Laws

Yesterday, President Obama signed two executive actions designed to strengthen equal pay laws and narrow pay disparities based on gender or race. The executive order and presidential memorandum marked National Equal Pay...more

4/10/2014 - Barack Obama Disclosure Requirements Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing Just Compensation

New Philadelphia Ordinance Requires Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy, Childbirth

City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter recently signed legislation amending the City’s Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit pregnancy-related discrimination and require employers to provide reasonable workplace...more

2/3/2014 - ADA Civil Rights Act Local Ordinance Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Title VII

Non-Public Facebook Posts Protected by Stored Communications Act, N.J. District Court Holds

In an opinion that joins an emerging body of case law favoring employee privacy rights, a federal district court in New Jersey recently held that non-public Facebook posts are covered by the Stored Communications Act (SCA)....more

9/4/2013 - Facebook Invasion of Privacy Social Media Stored Communications Act

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