Unemployment Insurance: West Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
- Most employers are subject to the West Virginia Unemployment Compensation Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Claimants may be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits in certain cases. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- An employer has a certain amount of time to provide any information requested regarding a benefits claim. See Filing Claims.
- Employers must follow specified notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Employers must submit certified reports on a quarterly basis. See Reporting Requirements.
- West Virginia offers a Short-Time Compensation Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Short-Time Compensation Program.