A former Mingo County deputy clerk claims Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury slandered her and had her fired. Candace Harper worked for Thornsbury and is also his niece.
When you've been injured and you decide to pursue a lawsuit, the process can be daunting. At times, it may even feel like you are on trial. However, the more familiar you are with the process, the less anxiety you will feel. One of the most difficult parts of the process is the deposition.
A new law signed into effect at the end of March requires mandatory drug test reporting by employers. This means anyone who fails a drug test and works in a safety-sensitive mining position will have their drug test results forwarded to the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training.
This legislative session, West Virginia lawmakers passed a new piece of legislation ensuring that pregnant employees in West Virginia can expect to receive reasonable accommodations by their employer to ensure they can remain at work as long as they choose before childbirth.
This past legislative session, West Virginia passed a new law raising the minimum wage for hourly workers.