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Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas: West Virginia

Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


  • It is unlawful for an employer to knowingly employ, hire or recruit unauthorized workers. See Unauthorized Workers.
  • An employer has retention obligations for the documents establishing each employee's legal employment status as well as a procedure to follow when the Commissioner of the Division of Labor seeks an inspection of those documents. See Proof of Legal Employment Status.