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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: Virginia
The Eastern District of Virginia recently certified two related classes in a case involving alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The claims were raised by former applicants alleging that the defendant company violated both the notice and … Continue reading
A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.
A Virginia court has denied Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.’s motion to dismiss a suit for negligence based on the store’s failure to warn and protect an underage customer from an attack that occurred in the store’s dressing room.
In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit determined that restrictive covenants do not necessarily apply to former franchisees who choose not to renew the franchise agreement.
As his first official act as Virginia’s new governor, Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order #1 prohibiting discrimination against state employees or applicants for state positions based on sexual orientation.
In a recent memorandum opinion, the Eastern District of Virginia found that plaintiffs raising retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) are entitled to front pay, provided they present enough data to calculate a reasonably certain front pay award. This … Continue reading
Attorneys’ fee awards are often a significant factor in employment litigation. If an employee-plaintiff prevails after trial, she is entitled to recover her attorneys’ fees and court costs as part of the judgment against the employer. The U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading
Our October summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements is after the break.
In a recent bench trial before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, an employment plaintiff prevailed on a retaliation claim under Title VII and was awarded $1.2 million by the judge. A copy of the final … Continue reading
In Simms v. Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Record No. 0091762 (January 13, 2011) the Supreme Court of Virginia considered the issue of whether the actual risk test analysis articulated in Hilton v. Martin, 275 Va. 176, 654 S.E.2d 572 (2008) materially … Continue reading
A Virginia Beach Circuit Court struck down a noncompete agreement entered into between a medical company and a nurse practitioner who left the company to start her own clinic. The company filed suit to enforce the noncompetition and nonsolicitation clause … Continue reading
The Virginia Supreme Court has granted a writ of appeal in a noncompete case involving a pest control company. The order granting the appeal with the questions presented is here.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing a former broker for Fidelity Global Brokerage Group, Inc. from using Fidelity’s proprietary customer information to solicit its customers for his new employer, … Continue reading
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment in an age discrimination case based on comments by the decision maker about employees needing “21st Century Skills.” The case is set for … Continue reading
In Hanzlik v. Birach, Jr., et al., the Eastern District of Virginia granted the plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees petition, finding the amount of attorneys’ fees requested to be reasonable. The opinion can be found here. More after the break.