Joshua L. Schwartz: Lawyer with Barley Snyder

Joshua L. Schwartz

Lancaster,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
University Muhlenberg College, B.A.
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D.
Admitted2000, Pennsylvania; District of Columbia; New York; Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Josh is an associate in the firm's Employment Law Group, where he represents management and employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and in employment litigation matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the unemployment and workers' compensation agencies of various states. Josh also counsels employers on issues related to employee discipline and termination, workplace harassment, and compliance with federal and state employment laws.

In addition, Josh devotes a portion of his practice to general litigation matters, including commercial disputes, business torts, insurance coverage disputes, and defense of personal injury claims.

Before joining the firm, Josh was an associate at Williams & Connolly, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he litigated in a wide variety of substantive areas, including commercial litigation, RICO, antitrust, consumer protection and unfair trade practices, trade secrets, securities litigation, misappropriation of ideas, land development disputes, civil rights litigation, and First Amendment litigation, among others.


· Law Clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2008-2009)

· Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul S. Diamond, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2005-2006)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Pennsylvania Employment Law Deskbook, contributing author


· Court Clarifies "Course of Employment" for Employees Injured at Work

· Supreme Court Narrows Scope of "Supervisor" Liability Under Title VII

· Fox Searchlight Case Highlights Importance of Reviewing Intern Programs

· Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approves Waiver of Third-Party Claims Under Workers Compensation Act

· Falling Down the Injured Worker Rabbit Hole: The Intersection Between Workers' Compensation and Other Employment Law Requirements

· NLRB Orders Employer to Reinstate Employees Fired Over Facebook Comments

· Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice Changes to be Implemented Shortly

· Pennsylvania Supreme Court Expands Scope of Workers' Compensation Liability for "Statutory Employers"

· Workers' Compensation: The Employers' Burden in Suspension Cases

· Supreme Court: States Immune from Damages Claims for Violations of FMLA Self-Care Provision

· EEOC Warns Against Use of Criminal Records to Deny Employment

· Alert: Two New Tax Credits For Employers Who Hire Veterans

· Workers' Compensation Round-Up

· Pennsylvania Passes Unemployment Compensation Law Reform

· Obtaining a Re-Suspension of Workers' Compensation Benefits Following a Period of Total Disability

· Unprecedented Joint Department of Labor -- American Bar Association Referral Initiative Connects Potential Plaintiffs with Private Attorneys to Pursue FLSA and FMLA Cases

· Department of Labor Clarifies FMLA Definition of "Son or Daughter," Broadens Definition of "In Loco Parentis"

· DOL Wage and Hour Division Clarifies Rules for Unpaid Interns in the For-Profit Sector

· Third Circuit Opens Door to Race Discrimination Claims By Independent Contractor

· OFCCP Orders Federal Contractors to Step Up Recruitment of Veteran and Disabled Applicants


· Webinar: OFCCP Orders Federal Contractors to Step Up Recruitment of Veteran and Disabled Applicants: What Does This Mean For You?


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Compliance Issues Inherent in Bring-Your-Own-Device Programs
Joshua L. Schwartz, August 4, 2014
Employees use their own smartphones and tablets to perform a variety of work-related tasks. Even in companies that do not explicitly condone the use of personal devices for work use, employees often connect their devices to work systems. This increased use of personal devices in the workplace has...

PA Supreme Court Reinstates Statutory Employer Immunity for General Contractors
Joshua L. Schwartz, April 4, 2014
In a move sure to relieve general liability insurers and anger personal injury attorneys, the Supreme Court last week reaffirmed a long-standing immunity for contractors that hire subcontractors to perform part of their work. In Patton v. Worthington Associates, Inc., the Court held that such...

Recent Case Provides Stark Reminder to Obtain a General Release When Settling Workers’ Compensation Claims
Joshua L. Schwartz, January 14, 2014
The intersection between the workers’ compensation system and other employment laws can be difficult to navigate. (See “Falling Down the Injured Worker Rabbit Hole” ). Therefore, when an employee asserts claims for workers’ compensation and under other employment laws, it is...

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Joshua L. Schwartz

126 East King Street
LancasterPA 17602-2893


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