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Does This Law Apply to My Organization in West Virginia?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related West Virginia laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law1 Covered Employers2

1Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.
2Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.

Business Liability Protection Act All employers
Child labor laws All employers
Civil Air Patrol leave law Employers with more than 15 employees
Criminal checks law All employers
Emergency responder leave law All employers
Equal Pay for Equal Work Act All employers
Health care continuation law Employers with fewer than 20 employees
Job reference immunity law All employers
Jury duty leave law All employers
Meal breaks law All employers
Minimum wage law Employers with six or more employees in one location
Overtime law Employers with six or more employees in one location
Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act (PWFA) Employers with 12 or more employees
Public officials leave law All employers
Safe driving laws All employers
Smoke-free workplace law Factories, mercantile establishments, mills and workshops
Unemployment Compensation Law All employers
Voting leave law All employers
Wage Payment and Collection Act All employers
West Virginia Continuation Coverage Law Employers with fewer than 20 employees
West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA) Employers with 12 or more employees
West Virginia Safer Workplace Act All employers
West Virginia Servicemembers Civil Relief Act All employers