West Virginia Division of Labor
The Division of Labor is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in West Virginia. They are the first point of contact for West Virginia employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Division of Labor's scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Division of Labor via these channels:
State Capitol Complex, #749-B
1900 Kanawha Blvd.
Charleston, WV 25305
Fax: (304) 558-2273
Federal Department of Labor Offices in West Virginia
There is one branch office of the Federal Department of Labor located in West Virginia. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
500 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301-2130
Phone: (304) 347-5206
Contact: Catherine Glenco, Asst. District Director
How can the Federal DOL and the Division of Labor Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the West Virginia minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the West Virginia state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).