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Wage & Hour Wage Collection

Have you ever opened your paycheck to discover that your employer has illegally withheld a portion of your wages without your knowledge? Maybe your employer has simply refused to pay your wages at all!

Or maybe you’ve had problems collecting your earned benefits such as sick or annual leave or even your overtime pay?

If you’ve experienced any of these problems, the Wage & Hour Division of the West Virginia Division of Labor can help.

The Wage & Hour Section investigates employee complaints of unpaid wages and benefits every day. During 2004 alone, the Wage & Hour Division collected over 1.7 million dollars in unpaid wages and fringe benefits for the workers of this state!

The Wage & Hour section offers its investigative and legal services without charge to all West Virginia citizens. Without our services, you’d be left to represent yourself in magistrate court or seek expensive legal help; both of which cost you money up front, at a time when you can least afford it. Contact our office if you need our help to collect your hard-earned wages, or if you have questions about any of these issues.

The West Virginia Division of Labor…working hard to ensure your wages and benefits are protected.

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