What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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West Virginia Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, West Virginia's minimum wage is $8.75 per hour, which is higher than the federal minimum wage. Employers in West Virginia are required to comply with this state-specific minimum wage to meet the legal standards for employee wages.


Meal & Rest Breaks

West Virginia requires employers to provide a 20-minute meal break to employees during a work shift of six or more hours. This break is mandatory and must be given within the first five hours of the shift, ensuring that employees have time to rest and eat during longer work periods.

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Filing Claims

In West Virginia, employees can file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within two years of the date the wages were due. This period is in line with federal law, allowing sufficient time for workers to address any wage discrepancies.


Washington Overtime Pay Laws

West Virginia mandates that employers pay overtime at one and a half times the employee's regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. This requirement is designed to ensure fair compensation for employees working extra hours.

Overtime Laws

Protections for workers

A unique aspect of West Virginia's labor laws is the inclusion of specific provisions for hospital and residential care employees who may arrange a 14-day work period instead of the typical 7-day workweek, with overtime paid after 80 hours worked in this period. This flexibility helps accommodate the scheduling needs of healthcare facilities while still protecting worker rights.