West Virginia Overtime Laws

West Virginia State Overtime Exemptions

The state of West Virginia has closely based its overtime laws on the FLSA, the federal body of laws designed to ensure workers across the United States are treated and paid fairly. According to both West Virginia and federal laws, the following types of workers are exempt from (not entitled to) overtime pay:

  • Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Executives

Other types of employees who may not be entitled to overtime pay in West Virginia include:

  • Some agriculture and farm workers
  • Transportation workers
  • Outside sales professionals
  • Employees who live and work at the same address
  • Independent contractors

Free West Virginia Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

Workers of West Virginia may be entitled to back pay for overtime wages illegally denied to them for up to two years before the date upon which they file an overtime lawsuit claim. To learn more about your rights to overtime pay in West Virginia in a free legal consultation, contact an overtime lawyer from Phillips Dayes Law Firm today.