Does This Law Apply to My Organization in West Virginia?

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Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor

While all employers must follow applicable federal law, there are also laws specific to West Virginia that an employer in this state must follow. The following chart lists some of the most significant state laws in West Virginia and which employers must follow them; however, it is important to note that there are many requirements an employer must follow in addition to those listed here.

Unless otherwise stated, the employee threshold refers to the number of employees within the state. Where "All Employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.

Law Covered Employers

Computer Crime and Abuse Act

All employers

Consumer Credit and Protection Act

All employers

Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

All employers

Labor-Management Relations Act (LMRA)

All private employees except those producing agricultural products, those engaged in domestic service, those to which the National Labor Relations Board has decided not to extend coverage, and those employed by a parent or spouse

Occupational Safety and Health Act

Public employers

Parental Leave Act

Public employers

Patient Safety Act

Employers of healthcare facilities

Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act

All employers

Wage Payment and Collection Act

All employers

West Virginia Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Act

Employers working on public improvement contracts

West Virginia Human Rights Act

Employers with 12 or more employees

West Virginia Jobs Act

Employers of public improvement construction projects

West Virginia Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Public employers

Whistle-Blower Law

Public employers

Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act

All employers