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What To Do If Your Job Puts You At Risk of COVID-19

Van Kampen Law was recently featured on WSOC-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News. Anchor Brittney Johnson interviewed Josh Van Kampen about the biggest COVID-19 safety concerns people are facing on the job and what to do if your job puts you at risk. Learn what you can do if your job puts you at risk of COVID-19 and see the laws that protect public health whistleblowers against retaliation.

Court of Appeals Sides With Victim in Driskell vs Summit

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld a local jury verdict that ordered Florida-based Summit Contracting Group to pay $750,000 to the fired worker, Justin Driskell of Georgia. The ruling closed legal gaps that let companies fire workers who raise health and safety complaints at an important time as workers raise COVID-19 related health and safety concerns in the workplace.

What Options Do Working Parents Have When Remote Learning Starts?

School starts in a few weeks, and many students will be learning remotely from home. Lots of working parents are wondering what to do, especially if their child isn’t old enough to stay at home alone or needs help keeping up with the schoolwork. Learn more about the laws and regulations to protect your employment rights during this transitional period.

Employee Rights When Returning to Work After COVID-19

During North Carolina’s Phase 1 Economy reopening, employees are questioning if they are ready to return to work. It’s every employer’s right to provide a safe and hazard free workplace for their employees, but how can this be accomplished during COVID-19?

Will Workers Comp Kick in if You Catch the Coronavirus?

CHARLOTTE — If you get hurt on the job, you are probably covered to get worker’s compensation. However, if you get the COVID-19 virus on the job, that may not be the case. Action 9’s Jason Stoogenke looks into what happens whether workers comp comes into play if you catch the virus. For more resources […]

EEOC Coronavirus Guidance No Silver Bullet For ADA Risks

Recently issued U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines give employers leeway to aggressively respond to coronavirus, but experts say employers will have to tread carefully without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Further legislation must protect workers and show that employees with COVID-19 are not an impediment to employers.

Many Healthcare Workers Are Demanding Hazard Pay

By: Jason Stoogenke – Updated: April 3, 2020 – 1:57 PM CHARLOTTE — Lashonda Price is a registered medical assistant for Atrium Health. She told Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke she was working in a doctor’s office, but she’s now at Atrium Health – Main — coming in contact with COVID-19 patients. “I am actually doing […]