U.S. Department of Labor News

Blankenship critical of Gazette editorial about him

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – Don Blankenship has lashed out at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, calling the writer of a recent editorial an idiot.

U.S. labor secretary files suit seeking for Fas Chek, owner to restore plan's losses

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 29, 2017

CHARLESTON – The U.S. Secretary of Labor has filed suit against the owner of a convenience store chain and a medical plan over allegations they breached their fiduciary duty.

June employment figures signal growth

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 27, 2017

CHARLESTON – Recently released numbers from Workforce West Virginia and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that West Virginia’s economy is showing encouraging job growth.

Lone Star Western Beef responds to whistleblower lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 5, 2017

CLARKSBURG – Lone Star Western Beef Inc. has responded to a lawsuit against it by the Department of Labor that alleges an employee wa​​​​​s fired for calling 911 to help a co-worker who was injured in an accident at the plant.

Jenkins: Dislocated miner training bill aimed at getting state back to work

By Carrie Salls | Feb 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R- W.Va.) is among three Congressmen who have taken the lead on a bipartisan bill aimed at providing expanded retaining opportunities for coal miners who have become dislocated.

Department of Labor sues beef jerky plant for fired employee

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 6, 2017

CLARKSBURG – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Lone Star Western Beef Inc. after it claims the plant fired an employee for calling 911 when another employee was injured on the job.

U.S. labor secretary accuses Bluefield contractor of compensation violations

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 2, 2016

BLUEFIELD — The U.S. secretary of labor is suing a Bluefield contractor and a real estate company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay proper overtime.

Paulson selected as Henry Toll Fellow

By Kyle Perrotti | Oct 12, 2016

LEXINGTON — Robert Paulson, general council at the West Virginia Department of Administration, has been selected to participate in the Council of State Governments’ (CSG) Henry Toll Fellowship Program.

Labor's new rule doesn't work

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 12, 2016

We've got seven more months of this nonsense: rogue federal agencies overreaching, usurping legislative powers, and trying to pull fast ones by reinterpreting existing rules or adding unauthorized new verbiage to them.

Blankenship thanks supporters in letter before reporting to prison

By Chris Dickerson | May 12, 2016

CHARLESTON – Before he reported to federal prison in California, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship penned a letter to thank those who had written on his behalf before his sentencing. Blankenship was sentenced last month to one year in prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County. An explosion at the mine in 2010 killed 29 miners.

Judge: Car dealer can refuse contraceptive coverage

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 2, 2015

By KYLA ASBURY CHARLESTON – A federal judge has ruled that Joe Holland Chevrolet will not have to provide insurance coverage for some contraceptives to its employees. District Judge Thomas E.

Judge: Car dealer can refuse contraceptive coverage

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has ruled that Joe Holland Chevrolet will not have to provide insurance coverage for some contraceptives to its employees.

Women sue Enrichment Center for FLSA violations

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 27, 2015

CHARLESTON – Two women are suing Kanawha Valley Enrichment Center for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

PERSONNEL FILE: Seven Jackson Kelly attorneys named among Who's Who in Energy

By Staff reports | Oct 31, 2014

CHARLESTON – Seven Jackson Kelly attorneys recently were named among Who’s Who in Energy 2014 in the Pittsburgh Business Times and the Denver Business Times.

AL Solutions settles post-explosion Clean Air Act allegations

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 23, 2013

WASHINGTON - A West Virginia-based metal recycler has agreed to implement “extensive, company-wide safeguards” to prevent future accidental releases of hazardous chemicals from its facilities.

Woman says firing was retaliatory

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 22, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing Saddle Shop Road Operations, LLC after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for filing a complaint.

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