Employment Law

Our partner, Matt Van Sickle, has provided businesses with advice and representation in several areas of employment law. Before a dispute has arisen, Matt has advised businesses on matters involving the use of employee manuals and written work procedures, ensuring compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act, and formalizing a program for corrective action and employee evaluations.

Matt has also represented employers in range of disputes, including defending charges of discrimination filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, contesting a former employee’s attempt to obtain improper unemployment benefits, and filing suit to enforce a former employee’s non-competition agreement. Matt has obtained injunctive relief to prevent a former employee from working for a client’s competitor, and has defended allegations that his client poached an employee from a competitor.

If your business is looking for ways to minimize potential employment-related claims or is facing an active claim, from a former employee or a competitor, we can review your situation and recommend a strategy.

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Matt Van SicklePartner

Matt Van Sickle represents North Carolina and out-of-state businesses and individuals in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina, in a variety of areas, including construction litigation, commercial litigation, and employment law. Mr. Van Sickle is also certified to mediate cases by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and has mediated a variety of cases pending before the North Carolina Superior Courts and the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

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