According to a recent Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission decision, MSHA has the right to obtain a mine operator’s entire list of employees, including contact information, as long as its demand is a reasonable attempt to fulfill the agency’s statutory responsibilities. In Sec’y of Labor – MSHA v. Warrior Coal, LLC, Docket Nos. KENT 2011-1259-R, 2011-1260-R and 2012-705 (May 17, 2016), the majority relied on prior case law finding that MSHA has wide authority in obtaining documents from operators. One commissioner dissented and another wrote a concurring opinion, however. Read more . . .