Meredith  S. Dante

Philadelphia, PA

Meredith S. Dante represents employers across industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, consumer products, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing, higher education, technology, and retail in a broad range of labor and employment disputes. She partners with clients to proactively identify issues and devise legal solutions that are specifically tailored to the client's workforce and business needs. She regularly advises clients in matters involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblower complaints and retaliation, wage and hour issues, reductions in force, compliance issues, restrictive covenants, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility issues, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related state laws, and diversity and inclusion programs.

She has extensive experience conducting audits and internal investigations, as well as defending clients in single plaintiff, class, and collective actions across the spectrum of employment laws. She regularly advises clients in employment and corporate policies and guidelines including the review and development of codes of conduct, handbooks, and other internal policies. She has represented a number of publicly traded companies in enhancing various components of their corporate compliance programs. She also works with her clients to devise training programs that effectively communicate corporate policies and principles to employees and other key stakeholders. She frequently works with emerging growth clients to provide practical guidance on the unique issues faced by these companies as they grow and build successful businesses.

Meredith also advises both public and private employers on traditional labor issues, including union-organizing campaigns, unfair labor practices, and collective bargaining. She has extensive experience representing health systems in day-to-day labor issues, grievances, and arbitrations. She proactively works with clients to devise labor solutions that achieve overarching business goals. 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.

Meredith is a member of the firm's Hiring Committee and has been involved in managing the firm's summer program. Meredith also is Co-Chair of Ballard Women Philadelphia.