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Van Kampen Law Hires First Associate to Start August 2012

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Published: February 27, 2012

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Sean Hermann, a third year law student at the University of Illinois College of Law, has accepted an associate position as an NC employment attorney with Van Kampen Law to start in August 2012.     Sean joins the firm with a impressive employment law pedigree.   Sean clerked for Freking & Betz, a prominent [...]

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Tactical Decision On Whether to File in State or Federal Court

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Published: February 14, 2012

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Traditionally, plaintiff side employment lawyers have combined their federal employment law claims with any applicable state law causes of action. This tactical decision makes some sense because the federal employment law statutes contain attorney fee shifting provisions that allow plaintiffs to recover her attorneys fees from the defendant if they prevails at trial. In contrast, [...]

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January 2012 Press

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Published: January 26, 2012

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Josh Van Kampen of Van Kampen Law, PLLC has been quoted on various employment law issues on cases in Charlotte and North Carolina this month. Media coverage includes: 1/12/12, WBTV Charlotte, Ex-Principal Wants Job Back See the interview: 1/13/12, WSOC TV Charlotte, Van Kampen interviewed on Bostic case 1/14/12, Charlotte Observer, Van Kampen representing former [...]

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What is a Non-Compete Agreement?

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Published: January 12, 2012

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It is common to see non-compete and confidentiality agreements required as a term of employment for all employees at specific types of firms.  These agreements are likely to be found in the TV & radio industry, health care sector or technology sectors where companies are concerned about employees being enticed to jump ship or share [...]

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What is an Employment Agreement?

What is an Employment Agreement?

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Published: January 12, 2012

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An employment agreement or employment contract is a legal agreement between the employer and employee that governs the terms of employment.  Employment agreements are most common in  executive level positions.  Prior to accepting a position with a firm, an executive should have his or her employment law attorney negotiate a contract that outlines such things [...]

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What is a Protected Category?

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Published: January 12, 2012

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We frequently have workers come to us convinced they have a discrimination case against their employer or former employer.  There are many situations where it turns out there is not really a case at all.  Under existing laws, you only have a discrimination claim if the action involved a “protected category”—one defined specifically under the [...]

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