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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: Legislative Activity
On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1897, which requires “a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for all workers supplied by that labor contractor for the … Continue reading
Maryland’s newest anti-discrimination law goes into effect October 1, 2014. The Fairness For All Marylanders Act outlaws discrimination against transgender individuals within the state of Maryland. The law prohibits discrimination against those individuals in employment and housing situations, as well … Continue reading
Last year in Vance v. Ball State University, the United States Supreme Court defined the term “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as someone who is “empowered by the employer … Continue reading
The OFFCP’s final rules took effect on March 24, 2014. The previously issued Final Rules expanding Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) and the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) are aimed to improve hiring and … Continue reading
The Municipal Council of Newark, New Jersey has passed a paid sick leave ordinance, which Mayor Luis Quintana (D) has promised to sign into law. Newark will be the eighth jurisdiction in the United States to enact a paid sick … Continue reading
San Francisco has adopted the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, giving employees the right to request flexible work schedules or other accommodations to help the employee with childcare obligations and other similar household obligations. The ordinance will take effect January 1, … Continue reading
California law regarding the employment of domestic workers has changed. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which creates California Labor Code sections 1450 to 1454. These sections eliminate the “personal attendant” exemption … Continue reading
The top ten developments in employment law for HR professionals in Virginia for 2009 continues, in no particular order. Number 9: Labor-Related Stimulus Legislation and Regulations. More after the break.
We begin the year with the top ten developments in employment law for HR professionals in Virginia for 2009. They are in no particular order. We start with Number 10: Proposed Legislation. More after the break.
President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 into law today. The story is here. Bill tracking is here. The text of the bill can be found here. More after the break. UPDATE (2.11.2009): What Ledbetter Has … Continue reading
We will be posting over the next week the top ten developments in employment law for HR professionals in Virginia in 2008. The list is in no particular order. Topic number 6 is: Potential Legislation in 2009. More after the … Continue reading
The ABA Journal has an article on legislation pending in 13 states that would create a cause of action for workplace bullying. Such legislation, while well-intended, would open the floodgates to lawsuits over every perceived slight in the workplace.
A new bill has been introduced in the House and Senate to significantly amend the federal labor and employment laws. (Hat tip to Workplace Prof Blog.) UPDATE: A commentary piece in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 8, 2008, discusses … Continue reading
Here are some notes on recent legislative activity.
On November 7, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007. The Act, if enacted into law, would extend the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to bar discrimination against an individual based … Continue reading