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Labor Rights and Enforcement: West Virginia

Labor Rights and Enforcement requirements for other states

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

Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services


  • West Virginia regulates private sector labor relations by means of the West Virginia Labor-Management Relations Act for the Private Sector (LMRA). See Labor-Management Relations Act.
  • The LMRA grants right similar to the National Labor Relations Act and is administered by the Labor Board. See Labor-Management Relations Act.
  • An employee may not be eligible for unemployment benefits for any week or portion of a week in which he or she does not work due to a strike or other bona fide labor dispute, even if he or she did not participate. See Strikes.