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New Hire Paperwork: West Virginia

New Hire Paperwork 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


  • West Virginia requires employers to furnish new employees with notification of pay and records of deductions. See Notification of Pay.
  • West Virginia employers must obtain a federal Form W-4 as well as the state version of Form W-4 (Form WV/IT-104), from all new employees. See Employee Withholding Forms.
  • If an employer adopts a drug or alcohol testing program it must notify all employees. See West Virginia Safer Workplace Notification.