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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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Tag Archives: Class Actions
[Update: On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. The grant of review makes the appellate court’s opinion not citable.] In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., a California Court of Appeal … Continue reading
At the end of March, a group of Domino’s Pizza franchise owners settled a wage and hour class action claim providing $448,000 to their employees. The owners of twenty-three separate franchisees agreed to pay some 750 workers after six franchise … Continue reading
The Second District of the California Court of Appeal recently held in Villacres v. ABM Industries that a court-approved settlement in a prior wage and hour class action precludes subsequent litigation not only on the same causes of action but … Continue reading
In a recent 6-5 decision, the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court’s certification of a class action against Wal-Mart that could potentially include 1.5 million class members. The plaintiffs, a group of six … Continue reading
According to the BLT, a $300 million race discrimination class action lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Marshall Service in Washington, D.C. The BLT post is here, which has a link to a copy of the complaint. The case … Continue reading
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has reversed a lower court order decertifying a class action against Wal-Mart for meal break and unpaid wage violations. In addition to reversing the order, the Court ordered the class certified and reversed an … Continue reading
The Class Action Defense Blog has a post today here on the Dukes v. Wal-Mart gender discrimination class action. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a revised opinion on December 11, 2007, again affirming that the … Continue reading
Staples, Inc. announced a $38 million settlement of a wage and hour class action in California involving 1,700 assistant managers who were allegedly misclassified as exempt from overtime pay. The company had previously estimated the potential liability in the case … Continue reading
On October 15, 2007, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana certified a class of pickup and delivery drivers as to claims that the plaintiffs were misclassified as “independent contractors” under the Kansas Wage Payment Act and … Continue reading
A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia illustrates the relatively low threshold for conditional certification of a class under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for purposes of notice to class members. Memorandum Opinion, … Continue reading