Meredith Swartz
Meredith Swartz

Meredith C. Swartz

Associate

swartzm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8132
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Meredith C. Swartz focuses her practice on the full spectrum of labor and employment law matters, including single-plaintiff, class, and collective action litigation (both wage and hour and discrimination claims); counseling and litigation related to the protection of trade secrets and unfair competition; breach of contract litigation; employee benefits litigation; internal investigations; and counseling employers on reductions in force, decisions regarding adverse employment actions, and compliance with a broad spectrum of other federal, state, and local regulations.

Ms. Swartz also advises both public and private employers on traditional labor issues, including union-organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and unlawful picketing activity. She has experience handling interest arbitrations and grievance arbitrations, as well as representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and Delaware Public Employment Relations Board. 

Pro Bono Experience

Ms. Swartz maintains an active pro bono practice. She has assisted pro bono clients in a variety of matters ranging from child adoption proceedings to internal investigations.

Judicial Internships

Hon. Russell F. Canan, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named among Super Lawyers Pennsylvania "Rising Stars" in the area of Employment and Labor for 2013 and 2014

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Roll of Honor, 2010-2011

Publications

Ms. Swartz is the co-author of numerous recent Ballard Spahr Labor and Employment alerts:

"Extended Leave Not a Reasonable Accommodation under the Rehabilitation Act, 10th Circuit Holds," June 4, 2014

"Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations Issues New Pregnancy Rights Notice," April 4, 2014

"NLRB Abandons 'Poster Rule'," January 17, 2014

"New York City Passes Earned Sick Time Act," July 8, 2013

"Philadelphia Looks To Follow the Trend in Protecting Employees' Private Use of Social Media," Februay 26, 2013

"EEOC Continues To Target Maximum Leave Policies," November 15, 2012

"NLRB Invalidates Off-Duty Employee Access Rule," July 9, 2012

"D.C. Circuit Enjoins NLRB Notice-Posting Rule Pending Appeal," April 18, 2012

"DOL Extends Deadline for 2011 VETS-100 Reports," January 3, 2012

"DOL Postpones 2011 Filing Date for VETS-100/VETS-100A Forms due to Technical Problems with Website," August 5, 2011

Speaking Engagements

"Legislative Issues Boot Camp," Penjerdel Employee Benefits and Compensation Association (PEBA), Philadelphia, September 27, 2012

"The Family Medical Leave Act: A Year in Review," Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, PELRAS Annual Training Conference, March 22, 2012

"Cover Your Back(ground) – Conducting Employee Background Checks," Ballard Spahr webinar, November 2, 2011

"Background Checks: What Are They Hiding?" Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, PELRAS Annual Training Conference, March 25, 2011

"When the Harasser Sues: Lessons Learned about Workplace Harassment Investigations," Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, PELRAS Annual Training Conference, March 25, 2011

"When Generations Collide: Understanding the Motivations, Expectations, and Behavior of the Latest Crop of Lawyers," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, December 8, 2010

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D. 2008, cum laude)
Associate Editor, Catholic University Law Review

University of Michigan  (B.A. 2005)

New Jersey

Pennsylvania