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Attorney Warns of Flaws in Minimum Wage Bill

March 26, 2014

Charleston Daily Mail – A Bowles Rice attorney says the Legislature’s bill to increase West Virginia’s minimum wage has unintended consequences for most state employers. Read

Brian Peterson, of the law firm’s Martinsburg office, said Tuesday House Bill 4283 not only raises the minimum wage, but also requires employers with six or more employees to comply with additional overtime regulations.

The quirk has to do with the way the Legislature updated state code to make the new minimum wage rates applicable to most workers and not just state employees.