Mary Cate Gordon

Mary Cate Gordon

Ballard Spahr LLP

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OSHA To Refer Untimely Retaliation Claims to NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have entered into a new program that will provide whistleblowers an avenue to pursue claims that are time-barred by the...more

6/4/2014 - NLRA NLRB OSHA Retaliation Whistleblowers

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

New Jersey’s New Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect

New Jersey is now among a growing number of states with social media privacy laws to protect personal social media accounts of current employees and applicants. On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that...more

12/2/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Privacy Laws Social Media Social Media Policy Stored Communications Act

FMLA Coverage Extended to Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on August 9 issued a revised Fact Sheet to provide guidance on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections for same-sex couples....more

8/15/2013 - DOL DOMA Employee Benefits Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Thomas Perez US v Windsor

Supreme Court Issues Two Employer-Friendly Title VII Decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday issued two Title VII decisions favorable to employers. One case examined the definition of a supervisor under the anti-discrimination laws, and the other dealt with an employee’s burden of...more

6/25/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Discrimination Harassment Hiring & Firing Mixed Motive Cases Racial Discrimination Retaliation SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University

President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments Declared Unconstitutional

A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has declared that President Obama acted unconstitutionally when he made three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations...more

1/29/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

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

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