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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: Pre-Employment
White House Uses Executive Order to Ban the Box for Federal Employment; Opens the Door to Wide-Ranging Impact on Employers
Continuing its longstanding strategy of using Executive Orders to implement new policies and pave the way for future legislation, the Obama administration announced in early November that the federal government would be required to follow a ‘Ban the Box’ protocol … Continue reading
Abercrombie Decision Places Burden on Employers to Avoid ‘Accidental’ Discrimination in Pre-Employment Practices
Employers looking to project their brand through the “look” of their employees take notice: Ignorance of an employee’s need for religious accommodation is not a shield against liability.
On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act, which “bans the box” for private employers. The Act is on its way to the Mayor’s desk, where if signed, it will come into effect in … Continue reading