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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: Texas
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
Our summary of recent jury verdicts and settlements for November 2014.
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
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a press release announcing that $10.2 million had been awarded to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification initiatives.
U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings axed Texas’ suit against the EEOC on August 20, 2014, issuing an Order holding that there was no subject-matter jurisdiction for the suit. On August 25, 2014, Texas filed a Notice of Appeal, indicating its … Continue reading
In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit provided franchisors with some ammunition in employment suits raised by a franchisee’s employees. In a Fair Labor Standards Act claim raised by a franchisee’s employee in Texas, … 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
In Texas, EEOC Intake Questionnaire Is Truly Supplemental And Not To Be Considered In Determining A Charge’s Scope
In Lopez v. Texas State Univ. (Tex. App. – Austin, April 20, 2012), the Texas Court of Appeals found that an EEOC intake questionnaire should not be considered when determining the scope of an administrative charge. A copy of the opinion … Continue reading