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U.S. Department of Labor claims several West Virginia coal mines, preparation, wash plants failed to pay minimum wage, overtime

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By Marian Johns | Nov 28, 2019

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CHARLESTON — Several West Virginia surface and underground coal mines, preparation and wash plants are facing allegations by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that they paid their employees less than minimum wage and did not provide overtime pay. 

Patrick Pizzella, acting secretary for the DOL, filed a complaint  in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Huntington Division against Blackjewel LLC, Revelation Energy Holdings LLC, Dominion Coal Corporation, Harold Keene Coal Co LLC, Vansant Coal Corporation, Lone Mountain Coal, Powell Mountain Energy,  Cumberland River Coal LLC and others alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).  

The DOL alleges that nearly 40 workers were not paid minimum wage or overtime in violation of the FLSA. 

The plaintiff seeks monetary and injunctive relief, interest and all other just relief. The plaintiff is represented by Ryma Lewis of the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Regional Solicitor in Arlington.

 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Huntington Division case number 3:19-CV-00667

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