Kirk AngelThe Angel Law Firm, PLLC
- Employment Law
- North Carolina, Tennessee
Kirk J. Angel, attorney and founder of The Angel Law Firm, PLLC, is a native of Western North Carolina. He received his BA in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After graduating from UNC-Asheville, Mr. Angel attended the University of Tennessee where he received a Masters in Philosophy and his law degree in 1997. After graduating from UT, Mr. Angel practiced law with a small firm in Knoxville, Tennessee focusing his practice on employment law for employees as well as personal injury and worker's compensation. He returned to his home state to work as a Trial Attorney for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the Charlotte District Office. Mr. Angel handled litigation and worked on investigations throughout North and South Carolina while with the EEOC. Mr. Angel left the EEOC and opened The Angel Law Firm, PLLC in 2005. He focuses his practice on employment law for employees and local businesses (employers). He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell and 10.0 (Superb) by Avvo.com in the area of employment law.
- Employment Law
- Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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I accept contingency fees on some cases.
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
I offer low cost consultations and flat fee representation in many legal claims.
- North Carolina
- The Angel Law Firm, PLLC
- - Current
- Trial Attorney
- United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Associate Attorney
- Burkhalter, Rayson, & Associates, P.C.
- University of Tennessee College of Law
- J.D. (1997)
- University of Tennessee - Knoxville
- M.A. (1997) | Philosophy
- University of North Carolina - Asheville
- B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
Title VII of the Civil Rights ActUemployment Compensation 2.mov
NC Unemployment compensationPregnancy and Lactation Discrimination 7
Pregnancy and lactation issuesFamily and Medical Leave act 8
Family and Medical Leave Act. FMLAFair Labor Standards Act 6
Fair Labor Standards Act FLSACOBRA 9
COBRAAge Discrimination Act 4
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act.ADA 5
The Americans with Disabilities ActEmployee at will
- Q. Hi, How do you know when you take a new job, you are not violating non-compete ?
- A: You need to speak to an employment attorney who has experience with non-competes as this is a complex legal question. It is highly unlikely that you will find the answer simply by googling it. Also, even an experienced attorney may not be able to give a 100% definitive answer depending on how the non-compete is drafted. The attorney can give you a good idea of the parameters and the things that you should consider moving forward. Again, this is complex.
- Q. My previous employer has not paid my wages that was owed to me on January 28, 2022. What can I do?
- A: File a wage claim with the NC Department of Labor. Free of charge and you can do it online. He cannot lawfully hold your pay to make you sign a document or return company property. If you had previously signed a document he might be able to deduct something from your final pay, but not hold it. Also, I advise employees not to sign documents when leaving a company unless the documents clearly benefit the employees.
- Q. I live in north Carolina and my employer has started docking our pay for not taking lunches. Is this legal?
- A: If you are a non-exempt employee, then the employer is required to pay you for all hours worked. If you work through lunch, you must be paid for lunch. If you do not work through lunch, then the employer would be justified in not paying you for lunch.