Category Archives: West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act

West Virginia Wage Payment Collection Act: Class actions can apply to out-of-state employers

As discussed in a prior post, the West Virginia Wage Payment Collection Act (WPCA), W.Va. Code§ 21-5-1 et. seq, governs the manner and method in which West Virginia employers provide “wages” to their employees. Violation of the statute can be costly for employers as the statue permits a claimant to recover three...
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West Virginia’s Wage Payment Collection Act: Employers’ failure to pay final wages can be costly

The West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA), W.Va. Code§ 21-5-1 et. seq, governs the manner and method in which West Virginia employers provide “wages” to their employees. WPCA applies to all “employers” who employ at least six employees during the calendar year. An “employer” includes “any person, firm...
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