Employee Communications: West Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
- West Virginia has a presumption of employment-at-will. See Communicating Employer Expectations and Work Rules.
- West Virginia law requires employers to post notices regarding Minimum Wage and Maximum Hours, Fair Practices and other topics. See Communications in Postings Required or Recommended by West Virginia Law.
- West Virginia allows the use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements, and restricts the sharing of certain employee information. See Communicating Sensitive Information.
- West Virginia allows a qualified privilege for some employer-employee relations as a defense to defamation. See Defamation.
- The West Virginia Human Rights Act allows employees to sue employers for discriminatory comments made by other employees. See Discriminatory Comments.
- West Virginia restricts certain uses of mobile devices while driving. See Restricting Employee Communications: Use of Mobile Devices.