Louis Chodoff

Louis Chodoff

Ballard Spahr LLP

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CFPB Announces Consent Order with Employment Background Screening Report Providers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement that it has entered into a consent order with two affiliated companies that generate and provide employment background screening reports serves as a reminder to...more

11/9/2015 - Background Checks CFPB Consumer Reporting Agencies FCRA Hiring & Firing Popular

Second Circuit Deals a Blow to Unpaid Intern Classes

In a pair of closely watched decisions, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a federal trial court decision that granted class and conditional collective action certification to claims brought by a former unpaid...more

7/8/2015 - Class Action Class Certification Commonality DOL FLSA Hearst Internships Misclassification Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

N.J. Supreme Court Decision in Harassment Case Mixed Bag for Employers

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided two key issues affecting claims of supervisory hostile work environment sexual harassment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). In Aguas v. State of New...more

2/20/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Faragher/Ellerth defense Hostile Environment NJ Supreme Court Sexual Harassment Supervisors Vicarious Liability

NLRB Issues Mixed Decisions When Applying Specialty Healthcare to Retail Industry

In two separate decisions, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended to the retail industry the standard for recognizing what is an “appropriate” bargaining unit that it established in Specialty Healthcare and...more

8/1/2014 - Healthcare Macy's NLRA NLRB Retailers Specialty Healthcare

Telecommuting May Be Reasonable ADA Accommodation for Some Workers, Sixth Circuit Holds

In a decision with possibly far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that an employer may be required to grant a telecommuting request as a reasonable accommodation under the...more

4/30/2014 - ADA Disability Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

N.J. Court Upholds Criminal Indictment against Former Employee Who Took Confidential Documents

Recently, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a criminal indictment against a former employee of the North Bergen Board of Education (the Board), which stemmed from the alleged theft of public...more

1/15/2014 - Confidential Information Discrimination Educational Institutions Gender Discrimination Personally Identifiable Information Property Theft Public Employees Race Discrimination Sex Discrimination

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