West Virginia Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

Service Credit for Unused Accrued Annual or Sick Leave

Bill

House Bill 3211 (2023)

Summary

Relates to the West Virginia Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System; provides that any member accruing annual leave or sick leave days may, after specified date, elect to use the days at the time of retirement to acquire additional credited service in this retirement system.

Enacted

05/01/2023

Effective Date

06/06/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Severance Pay Denial

Bill

House Bill 3114 (2023)

Summary

Provides that the Department of Transportation personnel system shall require that any probationary employee of the Department of Transportation who is terminated for failing a drug or alcohol screen or refusing a drug or alcohol screen shall not be entitled to severance pay.

Enacted

05/01/2023

Effective Date

06/05/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Veteran Preference Ratings

Bill

House Bill 3451 (2023)

Summary

Updates the veteran preference ratings for State employment; provides that for positions in any agency or any other political subdivision in which positions are filled under civil service or any job classification system, a 5-Point Preference category or a 10-Point Compensable Disability Preference category shall be applied to qualifying veterans; provides that a veteran who qualifies shall have the corresponding preference points added to their regular passing score on examinations or category ratings.

Enacted

05/01/2023

Effective Date

06/09/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Public Employees Grievance Procedure

Bill

Senate Bill 461 (2023)

Summary

Relates to the Public Employees Grievance Procedure; provides that within a specified number of days following the occurrence of the event upon which the grievance is based, within a specified number of days of the date upon which the event became known to the employee, or within a specified number of days of the most recent occurrence of a continuing practice giving rise to a grievance, an employee may file a written grievance with the chief administrator and request either a conference or a hearing.

Enacted

05/01/2023

Effective Date

06/09/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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