Blackjewel Could Pay

Hundreds of former employees of the now-bankrupt coal company, Blackjewel could receive payments. The agreement could settle claims the company did not provide adequate notice that employees would be laid off before filing for bankruptcy more than one year ago. The settlement will not be final until approved by a judge. Blackjewel attorneys have requested a hearing on the proposal for October 9th. The deal calls for Blackjewel to pay $17.3 million dollars to cover wages the employees would have gotten in the weeks before the July 1, 2019 bankruptcy filing. Blackjewel had 1,100 employees at its Appalachian mines in Eastern Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, and about 600 at its surface-mining operations in Wyoming.

Source: MG News

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