Kirk Angel

Kirk Angel

The Angel Law Firm, PLLC
  • Employment Law
  • North Carolina, Tennessee
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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 in the area of employment law.

Practice Area
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Professional Experience
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)
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
M.A. (1997) | Philosophy
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University of North Carolina - Asheville
B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
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Legal Answers
157 Questions Answered
Q. Can my boss call all employees to work for a unpaid meeting? It will be held at 10:30pm.
A: This is actually two questions. First, your boss has the right to require you attend at 10:30pm meeting. You have the right to refuse to go, but he can terminate you for not going. Second, whether your employer is required to pay you depends on whether you are an exempt or non-exempt employee. Your employer is not required to pay an exempt employee for attending the meeting. Your employer is required to pay a non-exempt employee for attending the meeting. That is because non-exempt employees must be paid by the hour for all work including overtime at the rate of 1.5 times their hourly rate.
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.
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Contact & Map
Concord Office
1036 Branchview Drive NE, Suite 102
Concord, NC 28025
Telephone: (704) 706-9292
Fax: (704) 973-7859
Monday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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