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West Virginia Division of Labor

Our Mission

To insure the prosperity, economic growth and safety of all West Virginians by safeguarding rights and ensuring equity in the marketplace.

Our Goals

Licensing and inspections of businesses operating in West Virginia, enforcement of labor laws and workplace safety regulations.

Statutory Authority

West Virginia State Code Chapter 21 and Chapter 47

Our Role

  • Ensure legal and documented workers are treated honestly and fairly
  • Ensure payment of wages and benefits due employees
  • Ensure the payment of prevailing wage to those working on public-improvement projects
  • Register and license construction companies and verify compliance with other state agencies
  • Provide protection of consumers who purchase manufactured homes
  • Ensure safety of amusement rides and elevators for public use
  • Provide businesses and consumers accurate measurements and quality fuel
  • Provide state OSHA consultations for high-hazard employers
  • Assure accurate weight and contents of packaged products
  • Ensure that minors under the age of 18 work in safe environments
John Junkins
Mitch Woodrum

Acting Commissioner

West Virginia Division of Labor
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
State Capitol Complex
Building 6, Room B-749
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
Phone: 304-558-7890