Shannon Farmer

Shannon Farmer

Ballard Spahr LLP

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NLRB Ratifies Administrative Actions Taken during Invalid Recess Appointment Period

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in N.L.R.B. v. Noel Canning, et al., which invalidated President Obama’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the NLRB recently ratified a...more

8/7/2014 - Canning v NLRB NLRA NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues. The guidance, accompanied by related Questions and Answers and a Fact Sheet for Small...more

7/18/2014 - EEOC Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination

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

FLSA Does Not Bar Class Action Waivers, Second Circuit Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently handed employers another victory in the fight over enforcement of class action waivers....more

8/14/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers FLSA SCOTUS

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