State labor department advises workers can be fired despite state of emergency and hurricane safety concerns, but labor law attorneys say otherwise. See what they are saying inside.
Van Kampen Law in the News
The battering that Hurricane Florence dealt to the southeastern United States should serve as a fresh reminder to employers that advance planning is an important aspect of dealing with the chaos that nature can cause. See what the experts are saying employers should keep in mind when dealing with a natural disaster.
By: David Donovan A construction worker who was fired from his job working on a project in Charlotte—and physically assaulted by the project’s superintendent after complaining to management that the superintendent was drinking on the job—has won a $750,000 verdict against his former employer in federal court, attorneys for the worker report. Joshua Van Kampen, […]
When The Washington Post published a profile of Karen Pence, wife of VP Mike Pence, there was a brief anecdote near the story’s end that sent the internet into overdrive – a revelation that 15 years ago, the now-Veep told an interviewer that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife.
A North Carolina Judge has ordered the Calvary Church in Charlotte to hand over record’s from the children in its child development center that could be witnesses in a lawsuit.
Superior Court Judge Erwin Spainhour of Concord ordered the prominent south Charlotte church to turn over school files for 14 families who claim that their preschool-aged children were denied admission or forced to leave Calvary’s child-development center due to real or perceived medical problems.
CHARLOTTE, NC — The ACC will reconsider hosting championships in North Carolina after the repeal of House Bill Two. The ACC basketball tournament could come to Charlotte as early as 2019.
CHARLOTTE, NC — While some think House Bill 186 provides unnecessary protections for Churches and non-profits, others think it doesn’t go far enough. According to HB186, Churches and non-profits would be exempt from following a city’s non-discrimination ordinance. Charlotte Employment Attorney Josh Van Kampen says he sees no reason for the protection.
A local customer service rep says she is frustrated with the company she works for after management has asked her to come to work early, to make up for what they believe is lost time from excessive breaks. The woman says she has a chronic illness that causes her to use the bathroom more than one to two break times allowed during the day.
Josh Van Kampen has been elected to the Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite, as seen in this month’s issue of BNC magazine. This listing is created by lawyers who vote on their peers as the state’s best practitioners in their fields.
Lawmakers go into special session on Wednesday Dec. 21st to consider repealing the state’s controversial HB2 law, which reduces civil rights protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
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