HR and Employment Law Resources for West Virginia

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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.

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West Virginia Handbook

Create or update your West Virginia Handbook with XpertHR’s comprehensive state-specific handbook policy statements. The West Virginia Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available policy statements, including:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pregnancy Accommodation

Time Off To Vote

Meal Breaks

Municipality Coverage





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A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help West Virginia employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.

West Virginia HR Law at a Glance