West Virginia Labor Law Posters

Don't get fined, West Virginia

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Find the Right Poster for You

The posters we provide are organized into three sections: 

Mandatory for All West Virginia Employers

Minimum Wage Requirements

West Virginia’s “Minimum Wage Requirements” Poster describes the minimum wage applicable to West Virginia.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All WV Employers.

[English]

West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act

The “West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act” Poster informs employees of their right to wage payment by their employer.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All WV Employers.

[English]

West Virginia Human Rights Act

The “West Virginia Human Rights Act” Notice describes the West Virginia Human Rights Act, the West Virginia Fair Housing Act, and the West Virginia Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All WV Employers.

[English]

Unemployment Benefits

West Virginia’s “Unemployment Benefits” Poster describes the different types of unemployment benefits available in West Virginia.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All WV Employers.

[English]

Workers’ Compensation

West Virginia's “Workers’ Compensation” Notice informs employees of who the workers’ compensation insurance carrier is for their company.

Every employer must post a notice on its premises in a conspicuous place identifying its workers' compensation insurer. The notice must include the name, business address, and telephone number of the insurer and of the person to contact with questions about a claim.

Required for: All WV Employers.

Mandatory for Some West Virginia Employers

Nurses Overtime and Patient Safety Act

The “Nurses Overtime and Patient Safety Act” Poster describes hospital nursing overtime limitations and requirements.

The posted must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: WV Hospitals.

[English]

West Virginia Parental Leave Act

The “West Virginia Parental Leave Act” Poster states that under this law, an employee shall be entitled to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid Parental Leave following the exhaustion of all his or her annual and personal leave, during any 12-month period.

The posted must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: WV State Government and County Boards of Education.

[English]

West Virginia Whistleblower Law

The “West Virginia Whistleblower Law” Poster states that whistleblower law protects public employees against discharge, discrimination, or retaliation if they blow the whistle on illegal activity in the workplace.

The posted must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: WV Public Employers.

[English]

Welcome to Our Drug-and-Alcohol-Free Workplace

West Virginia’s “Welcome to Our Drug-and-Alcohol-Free Workplace” Poster provides details about the drug-and-alcohol-free policy that state government agencies must follow.

The posted must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: WV State Government Agencies.

[English]

Prohibited Workplace Harassment

The “Prohibited Workplace Harassment” Poster states that workplace harassment is prohibited. There is also contact information for employees who have felt that they have been harassed.

The posted must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: WV State Government Agencies.

[English]

Smoking Restrictions in the Workplace

Smoking by employees of the state is prohibited at their places of employment and at adjacent nonsmoking spaces.

The appointing authority of these places must clearly and conspicuously post “No Smoking” signs in accordance with the regulations of local boards of health or the international “No Smoking” symbol at every entrance to and exit from buildings and facilities or other areas where smoking is prohibited.

Required for: WV State Government Agencies.

[English]

Workplace Security

West Virginia’s “Workplace Security” Poster states that the possession of firearms or dangerous/deadly weapons on state government property by any individual, including any individual who possesses a license to carry a concealed weapon, is prohibited. Threatening or assaultive behavior is also prohibited.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: WV State Government Agencies.

[English]

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All WV Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All WV Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

15 Days to Slow the Spread

The "15 Days to Slow the Spread" Poster defines the coronavirus guidelines for America. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

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