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Eric A. Welter is an employment lawyer and litigator with the Welter Law Firm, P.C. in Herndon, Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Texas and California.
The Welter Law Firm represents and advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship and represents businesses in commercial and franchise litigation. The firm’s offices are located in Northern Virginia; Los Angeles, California; and Austin, Texas.
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Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill 292, which amends the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to states “[s]exually harassing conduct need not be motivated by sexual desire.” More after the break.
In addition to the information that was previously required to be included on itemized wage statements under California Law, Labor Code section 226 (a)(9) will also require that itemized wage statements issued by “temporary services employers” include the rate of pay … Continue reading
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) recently released its annual list of “job killer” bills. The list includes 32 proposed measures that CalChamber believes will have a negative impact on California’s job climate and economic recovery if the measures were … Continue reading
In Arango v. Work & Well, Inc., Case No. 1:11-cv-01525 (ND Ill. March 15, 2013), a district court has recently ruled that a former employee’s claim against his employer’s third party leave administrator for tortious interference with employment relationship could … Continue reading
In McGrory v. Applied Signal Technology, Inc., a California Court of Appeal recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer against the employee’s claims for gender discrimination, retaliation, and defamation. More after the break.
In Richey v. Autonation, Inc. et al., a California Court of Appeal has recently held that an employer’s good-faith, honest belief that an employee on medical leave was abusing the leave was not a defense to the employee’s claim for … Continue reading
Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law numerous bills that affect California employers, employment law, and wage and hour law. Below is a summary of several of these new laws.
Since 2009, California courts have been dealing with a wave of lawsuits directed at larger employers for not providing seats to clerks, tellers, and cashiers. This week, in Garvey v. Kmart, the first trial in a suitable seating class action … Continue reading
California Supreme Court Grants Review of Case Holding that Franchisor May be Liable for Conduct of Franchisee in FEHA Action
The California Supreme Court has granted review in a case of significant interest to franchisors. In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, 207 Cal.App.4th 385 (June 27, 2012), a California Court of Appeal reversed the grant of a franchisor’s motion for summary … Continue reading
Two Recent California Decisions Applying Brinker Affirm Denial of Class Certification For Meal And Rest Breaks
In Flores v. Lamps Plus, Inc. and Hernandez v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., the California Court of Appeal Second District, Division Eight, initially affirmed the denial of class certification of meal and rest breaks claims while awaiting the California Supreme … Continue reading
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed the entry of summary judgment in favor of a medical center holding that a neo-natal nurse’s request that she be permitted an unspecified number of unplanned absences was not a reasonable … Continue reading
The California Supreme Court has issued a decision in Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual Insurance Company) regarding whether certain insurance company claims adjusters are administrative exempt employees under the California Labor Code and the Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”) Wage … Continue reading
California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law several pieces of legislation that will significantly affect California employers. The new laws are even worth reading for non-California employers as they will give you an idea of what the future … Continue reading
The Department of Labor has signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) that is intended to end the business practice of misclassifying employees as exempt from federal labor laws. In addition, agency leaders of Connecticut, … Continue reading