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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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Category Archives: Fair Credit Reporting Act
Overlapping Regulations Compel Extreme Caution by California Employers Before Conducting Employee Background Checks
California has two laws that regulate consumer information that can be collected and provided to employers for use during the process of making employment decisions. Unfortunately, each of the laws have differing disclosure and authorization requirements with which California employers … Continue reading
Any company that requires job applicants to complete an application and submit to a background investigation as part of the employment process should be familiar with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).
Companies utilizing online applications recently received a favorable ruling regarding the use of online background check disclosure forms. In Goldberg v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., the pro se plaintiff challenged the online background check disclosure form used by Raiser, … Continue reading