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On June 30, the Third Circuit ruled that Allegheny Port Authority’s (Port Authority) policy prohibiting political and social adornments on employee uniforms is likely unconstitutional.

In April 2020, Port Authority began requiring its uniformed employees to wear masks at work. When some employees wore masks bearing political or social-protest messages, Port Authority prohibited such masks

For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a company seeking to compel individual arbitration of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action claims.  In Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, the Court held that the plaintiff’s claims were exempt from arbitration under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration

The United States indicted DaVita, Inc., and Kent Thiry, DaVita’s former Chief Executive Officer, last year alleging that they had violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by engaging in “Conspiracy in Restraint of Trade to Allocate Employees.” The essential elements of the criminal charges were alleged agreements with competitors not to poach each other’s

Himamauli Das, the Acting Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), spoke about the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the “Act”)  and FinCEN’s role in its implementation at New York University Law School’s March 25, 2022 Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement.  After discussing the Act’s emphasis on modernizing and improving the effectiveness of

Join SEPA SHRM for a live presentation on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 with Brian Pedrow, Esq. of Ballard Spahr LLP on the Year in Review – Legal Update.  Brian Pedrow is part of Ballard Spahr’s Labor and Employment Group and serves on the Board of SEPA SHRM.  This presentation will reflect on the Labor and

On August 12, 2021, the new General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), Jennifer Abruzzo, announced her intention to target certain legal decisions issued in the last four years that she described as “doctrinal shifts” away from settled law, and a set of older decisions that she would like to “carefully

Philadelphia City Council enacted an ordinance, effective immediately, requiring all Philadelphia taxpayers to report any changes to their federal taxable income (as a result of a resolution of an audit, agreement with the IRS or court proceeding) to the Philadelphia Revenue Department (the Department). See our Tax colleagues’ more detailed alert on this ordinance here

The latest episode of Ballard Spahr’s Business Better Podcast features a discussion of the new whistleblower provisions in the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020. We’ll discuss the types of businesses covered, who can be a whistleblower under the Act, the increased incentives now provided, new protections against retaliation, the impact of a whistleblower being involved

The latest episode of Ballard Spahr’s Business Better podcast features a conversation on the legalization of marijuana in certain states and its impact on the workplace. Ballard Spahr Labor and Employment attorneys Jay Zweig, Emily Daher, and Joseph Wiltse review what they’re seeing in their specific states and discuss other topics, including: what employers can

Whether employee no-poach agreements are illegal per se is being tested in a criminal case, U.S. v. Surgical Care Affiliates LLC et al., drawing the attention of many interested parties, including the United States Chamber of Commerce (Chamber).

In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ or