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.…

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…

Fed Regulators Accuse Murray Energy Of Trying To Silence Whistleblowers, Creating ‘Atmosphere Of Intimidation’ At 5 West Virginia Coal Mines

BY COLE STANGLER @COLESTANGLER ON 11/04/15 AT 7:35 AM   Prompted by confidential worker complaints at five mines, federal regulators have cited Murray Energy for hazards that range from combustible coal dust accumulation to improper ventilation and roof control.PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES A few hours before their afternoon shift at the Marshall County Mine last…