Daniel V. Johns

Daniel V. Johns

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Executive Order Bars Discrimination against LGBT Workers for Federal Contractors, Government

President Obama recently signed an executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The executive order adds sexual orientation and...more

7/25/2014 - Barack Obama Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Federal Employees Gender Discrimination Gender Identity LGBT Protected Class Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Legislation Seeks To Counter Controversial 'Ambush Election' Rule

Last week, House and Senate Republicans announced the introduction of legislation intended to counter the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “ambush election rule.” ...more

3/31/2014 - Ambush Election Rules NLRB Union Elections

NLRB Holds College Football Players Are Employees, Can Unionize

The Regional Director for Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held today that all grant-in-aid scholarship players for Northwestern University's football team are "employees" under the National Labor...more

3/27/2014 - Athletes College Athletes NLRB Students Unions

HSR Act Allows Pharmaceutical Licensing Transactions To Be Subject to Unique Reporting Requirements, FTC Tells Court

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked a federal court to find that the agency has authority under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act) to promulgate reporting requirements that apply solely to transfers of patent rights...more

3/14/2014 - Biotechnology Chevron Deference Drug Manufacturers FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Licenses Patents Pharmaceutical Transfers

Student Athletes’ NLRB Petition Looms Large for Colleges and Universities

A group of Northwestern University football players recently filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking to be represented by a labor union. Although this request is the first of its kind, it...more

2/7/2014 - Athletes Colleges NLRB Students Unions Universities

College Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Complaint

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced earlier this week that Logan University in Missouri settled a pregnancy discrimination complaint that the NWLC filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil...more

12/12/2013 - Department of Education Discrimination OCR Pregnancy Discrimination Students Title IX Universities

Incidents of Race-Based Bullying Highlight Need for Prompt and Effective Responses by Educational Institutions

Educational institutions are advised to audit their procedures for investigating and responding to race-based conduct in light of recent news reports about incidents of bullying, hazing, and racial harassment. Today,...more

11/26/2013 - Bullying Civil Rights Act Colleges Harassment Hazing Race Universities

Supreme Court Issues Affirmative Action Ruling

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin addressing the use of race as a consideration in admissions....more

6/25/2013 - Affirmative Action College Admissions SCOTUS Universities

D.C. Circuit Vacates NLRB Poster Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has vacated a controversial rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would have required most private sector employers covered by the...more

5/9/2013 - First Amendment Free Speech NLRA NLRB Posting Requirements

Eighth Circuit Upholds Employment Agreement Waiving Collective Action Rights

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has joined the clear majority of federal district courts in concluding that employment arbitration agreements may bar class and collective actions, in spite of the National...more

1/15/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity

D.C. Circuit Upholds NLRB Requirement that Employer Give Union Sensitive Information

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently upheld a controversial National Labor Relations Board ruling that required an employer to provide a union with sensitive information about customers and...more

12/7/2012 - NLRB Unions

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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