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Sixth Circuit: Mine Operator not Required to Provide Temporary Reinstatement for Miner Pending Outcome of Individual Action

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently provided insight on a matter of first impression in North Fork Coal Corporation v. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. The issue considered was whether the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (the “Mine Act”), as amended, 30 U.S.C. §§ 801–965, mandates that an employee's temporary reinstatement continue after the Secretary of Labor (“Secretary”) determines that his complaint lacks merit. More ›