West Virginia Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in West Virginia are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of West Virginia

Date
Poster/Update
  • 10/2015

    Wage Payment and Collection Act-Update To Wage Payment Collection Act, revisions include addition of labor penal codes, additional guidelines for defining pay periods and new email listing.

  • 12/2014

    West Virginia Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2015 minimum wage rate of $8.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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West Virginia Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Wage and Hour (Wage Payment & Collection, Minimum Wage, Maximum Hours, & Meal Breaks) (WVC 21-5-9(5)) You must notify all employees of their rights and obligations with respect to unemployment insurance. The Complete Virginia Labor Law Posters display this information clearly, and in full-color.
  • Human Rights (WVC 5-11-17) All employees have rights and protections per Human Rights laws. The West Virginia Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory notices regarding these rights.
  • Unemployment (WVC 21A-7-2) You must provide information to your employees regarding their rights and obligations with respect to Unemployment Law. The West Virginia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information. Simply post it in a conspicuous location so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Parental Leave Act (WVC 21-5D-9) You must post notices informing employees of their rights per the Parental Leave Act. The West Virginia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information for all employees to review as required.
  • Child Labor Law The West Virginia Complete Labor Law Poster provides mandatory information regarding laws related to minors in the workplace.
  • Whistleblower Protection Act Your employees have specific rights and obligations per the Whistleblower Protection Act. The West Virginia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information.
  • Workers' Compensation Notice You must provide employees with specific information regarding their Workers' Compensation protection and benefits. The West Virginia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in West Virginia in 2020:

Since January 1, 2016, West Virginia’s minimum wage is $8.75 per hour. This was an increase from the $8.00 per hour minimum wage rate in 2015.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of West Virginia

  • Wage & Hour - (304) 558-7890
  • OSHA - (304) 347-5937
  • Workers' Compensation - (888) 498-2667
  • Unemployment Insurance - (304) 528-5538

*The quick facts should be used for informational purposes only and should not be used as legal advice or opinion. Please consult a legal expert in your area for your specific situation.

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