As an employee in the state of West Virginia, you are covered by a variety of employment laws. For example, employers are required to pay hourly employees 1 ½ times their normal pay rate for any hours worked in excess of 40 in one workweek. (WV Code Sec. 21-5C-3(a)). As an alternative, employers can give hourly employees 1 ½ hours off work in lieu of paid overtime.

Recently-enacted legislation also provides overtime pay for salaried employees in certain situations.

If you feel your rights as an employee (either hourly or salaried) have been violated, contact Tammy Bowles Raines for a free consultation.