West Virginia is both an employee- and an employer-friendly state. As examples of this middle of the road mentality, the state antidiscrimination law does not add much beyond federal law. However, there is a ban against harassment for employees who participate in legal conduct outside of work, such as smoking or alcohol consumption.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in West Virginia.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Updated to reflect legal developments regarding the state's right to work law.
Updated to incorporate regulations clarifying the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act, effective July 20, 2016.
Updated policy and guidance to reflect new rules on reasonable accommodations under the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act, effective July 20, 2016.
In-depth review of the spectrum of West Virginia employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to EEO - Discrimination.
Updated to reflect law protecting employees' personal social media communications, effective June 10, 2016.
Updated to reflect discipline concerns regarding employee social media privacy law, effective June 10, 2016.
Revised to incorporate an amendment extending reinstatement rights to additional servicemembers, effective June 7, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help West Virginia employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.