Health, Safety & Personal Injury Law Blog
West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals just upheld West Virginia’s Workplace Freedom Act, which is a so-called right-to-work law. With a 5-0 decision, with one justice dissenting in part, the court has allowed West Virginia to join 27 other states that have enacted similar so-called “right-to-work”…read more
Study Shows Workplace Injuries Contribute to the Increase in Suicide & Overdose Deaths: What Can Be Done?
Drug overdoses and suicides have been rising since 2000 and are major contributors to a recent decline in West Virginia’s life expectancy. The opioid crisis is a big part of the problem with a record 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017. Suicides have also increased by 30% from 1999. A recent study shows that there’s more…read more
Learn about your rights if you think something is wrong at your job Your Rights to a safe West Virginia workplace Under federal law, you’re entitled to a safe workplace. OSHA requires your employer to provide you a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you have the right to…read more