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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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On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order mandating paid sick leave for federal contractor and subcontractor personnel. The order will be implemented through regulations to be released by the Secretary of Labor, and the order will become … Continue reading
U.S. Department of Labor Expands State-Level Partnerships to Enforce Employee Classification Standards
On August 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the formal signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOL and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for the purposes of sharing information and coordinating law … 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.
California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) permits an “aggrieved employee” to bring a private right of action against an employer to recover civil penalties for specifically enumerated violations of the California Labor Code. See Cal. Lab. Code §§ … Continue reading
The California Chamber of Commerce has released its 2015 preliminary list of “job killer” bills. The list focuses on proposed measures currently pending before the California legislature that, if passed into law, the Chamber believes would have a negative impact … Continue reading
On July 14, 2014, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance requiring employers to grant up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to each San Diego employee beginning in 2015.
Our November summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements is after the break.
A happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Welter Law Firm!
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In a press release on December 21, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that its Cleveland Field Office has filed a lawsuit against Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, a provider of postsecondary education. More after the break.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division published its final rule implementing changes to the H-2A Agricultural guestworker program. The final rule became effective March 15, 2010. More after the break.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the hiring of 250 additional investigators to assist with wage and hour investigations. A newly-released study suggests that the new DOL investigators will be busy. Law.com reports here that wage and hour violations are … Continue reading
Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break. Those who make it to the bottom of the list will be surprised.
Here are some of the recent blog posts on the intersection of employment law and holiday parties: