The West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act notice has been updated once again and is sporting a revision date of June 2017. While some of the changes may seem minor, the folks at the West Virginia Division of Labor have told us that posting the updated notice is mandatory.
What Has Ch-ch-ch-changed?
According to the law, employers must still pay employees at least twice a month, with no more than 19 days between paydays. However, the notice now states that employers are required to make arrangements with a bank convenient to the place of employment so that employees “have immediate access to their wages.”
The notice also clarifies that employers may not accept a wage assignment* from an employee that does not contain the employee’s notarized signature and does not specify the total amount due and the amount to be deducted from the employee’s wages. (*For those unfamiliar with the term, a wage assignment is a voluntary deduction from an employee’s wages to fulfill an obligation to a creditor, which is outlined in a signed contract. This action is the opposite of a wage garnishment, which is involuntary.)
One last change to the notice is the removal of the statement about employers being prevented from refusing to pay the wages of a subcontractor’s employees.
We Can Help You Stay in Compliance
If you order our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan, you will automatically receive the updated West Virginia poster as soon as it becomes available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on us to keep you in compliance!