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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: Texas
The Fifth Circuit recently issued a decision that impacts joint employer liability, perceived disability under ADAAA and the dangers of revisiting employee performance reviews. Michael Maslanka, a regular contributor to Texas Lawyer, wrote an article last month called, “L&E Plaintiff … Continue reading
Court Rulings Reiterate that Employers Should Review and Revise Best Practices for Drug-Free Workplace Programs
Employers have many reasons for requiring employees to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing, both as a part of pre-employment screenings, and as a condition for continued employment in the workplace.
In November 2014, a Federal Court in Houston issued a significant opinion related to employees requiring an accommodation for a disability. In Sumpter v. American Bottling Company et. al., the court held that an employee seeking an accommodation must explain … Continue reading
The Southern District of Texas certified a recent decision in a class action and pattern or practice case between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC (known as “Bass Pro Shops”) for interlocutory appeal. After denying … Continue reading
A Texas employer trying to enforce a non-compete agreement learned the hard way that Texas Courts may reform the agreement to more reasonable terms and then award the employee his attorneys’ fees at the end of trial. This is exactly … Continue reading
On February 22, 2013, the Texas Supreme Court handed down two decisions reinforcing the restrictive nature of Texas’ whistleblower statute. The Texas whistleblower statute has an “undeniable focus on law enforcement” and only a report to someone who has the … Continue reading
The case of Delfingen US-Texas L.P. v Valenzuela, No. 08-12-00022-CV (Texas Ct. of Appeals, 8th Dist. Feb. 6, 2013), provides employers with something to consider when entering into employment agreements with employees that speak a language other than English. More … Continue reading
The Texas Court of Appeals for the Second District recently upheld the dismissal on summary judgment of an invasion of privacy claim brought by a former employee in Roberts v. CareFlite, Case No. 02-12-00105-CV (October 4, 2012). In doing so, … Continue reading
In Prairie View A&M v. Chatha, Case No. 10-0353, the Texas Supreme Court found that claims under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (“TCHRA”) must be brought within 180 days of the date the claimant was informed of the compensation … Continue reading