Child Labor: West Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
- West Virginia has established child labor requirements involving prohibited occupations, hours of work and break periods. See Prohibited Occupations, Hours of Work and Break Periods.
- An employer must obtain a work permit before employing 14- or 15-year-olds. See Employment Certificates.