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West Virginia Amends the Wage Payment Act - Easing Burdens on Employers


The West Virginia Legislature has brought West Virginia more in line with its neighbors in regulating how employers must pay former employees upon the employee's departure. Historically, West Virginia has imposed different standards for providing an employee his or her final pay depending on whether the employee quit, quit with notice, was laid off, or was terminated. In addition to the differing standards, many times the law required payment much more quickly than required in neighboring states. 


The Legislature has simplified the standards somewhat beginning as of June 11, 2015. Governor Tomblin signed the bill March 31, 2015.


Click here to read about the changes.






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