Mark Kowal

Mark Kowal

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Governor Christie Bolsters N.J.’s Law Against Discrimination To Expressly Protect Pregnancy and Childbirth

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation amending the state’s powerful Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to provide increased protection for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical...more

1/30/2014 - ADA Civil Rights Act Discrimination Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Title VII

Firing Alcoholic Employee for Relapse Is Not ADA Violation, Third Circuit Holds

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that a freight transportation company did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other antidiscrimination laws when it fired an alcoholic employee...more

11/5/2013 - ADA Drug & Alcohol Abuse Hiring & Firing Termination Wine & Alcohol

Second Appellate Court Holds NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

Yesterday, in NLRB v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit became the second circuit to hold that intrasession recess appointments violate the Recess Appointments Clause (RAC)...more

5/20/2013 - Canning v NLRB NLRA NLRB Recess Appointments

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