One of our Murray Energy cases featured in a segment about coal jobs on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO.

John Oliver discusses one of our cases against Murray Energy where our clients spoke out for safety in the workplace and exercised their First Amendment rights by writing on their paychecks. The miners wrote “Kiss my ass, Bob” and “Eat shit, Bob!” on their checks to protest a “bonus” program that they believed compromised safety.…

Defamation Case May Proceed Against Employer

Another Victory for Workers. Employers cannot intrude upon the private lives of their employees without being held accountable. The Law Office of Rachel Hanna, on behalf of a coal miner that alleges wrongful discharge, successfully preserved defamation, assault, and wrongful imprisonment causes of action against Murray Energy. See the Judge’s Order Here. marioncountyorderdefamation Here is…

MSHA Field Agent Authority and Subpoena Power

A recent decision recognizes MSHA’s subpoena power and the authority of MSHA field staff to demand employee records. This decision makes it easier to prove that managers, supervisors, and even operators knew of dangerous conditions prior to an accident or injury in the workplace. In West Virginia Workers Compensation is not your only remedy if you…

Kanawha judge blocks WV right-to-work

Kanawha judge blocks WV right-to-work Phil Kabler , Staff Writer A Kanawha circuit judge Wednesday evening issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of West Virginia’s new right-to-work law. In issuing the injunction, Judge Jennifer Bailey said that until legal questions about the law can be resolved, enforcement of it could cause irreparable harm to unions…