Paying Terminated Employees in West Virginia
Employers in West Virginia must comply with these state requirements when making the final wage payment to terminated employees.
In West Virginia, upon discharge, an employer must pay an employee any wages due within 72 hours after demand, or when the wages become due under an employment contract.
Quitting employees must be paid no later than the next regular payday either via regular procedures or by mail if requested by the employee.
If the employee gives at least one pay period's notice of quitting, then all wages earned must be paid at the time of quitting.
Employees suspended as the result of a labor dispute or laid off for any reason must be paid any wages earned on the next regular payday either via regular procedures or by mail if requested by the employee.