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West Virginia Department of Labor - Services

West Virginia Labor

  • Provides all administrative functions for the Division of Labor including budgeting, accounts payable payroll, purchasing, revenue receivable, personnel and other support functions.
  • Completes the federal occupational injury and illness report.


  • Protects the public from unfair, unsafe and unscrupulous bidding and construction practices by testing, licensing and conducting inspections at work sites for all persons who perform contracting work in West Virginia.
  • Provides for the safety and protection of consumers who purchase manufactured homes by ensuring compliance with the Federal Housing and Urban Development Code and the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act. Compliance is achieved through inspection and licensing of all manufactured housing manufacturers, dealers and contractors doing business in West Virginia.
  • Enforces the Crane Operator Certification Act through testing and licensure of mobile crane operators.
  • Enforces the Plumbers Licensing Act and registers all customers that fall under the purview of the Bedding and Upholstery Act.


  • Administers the Amusement Rides and Amusement Attractions Act, Boiler Safety Act and Elevator Safety Act.
  • Performs inspections for safety and provides oversight to the private inspectors commissioned to inspect in the state of West Virginia.
  • Houses the federally funded Occupational Safety and Health Administration Consultation Program (state OSHA), which assists high-hazard employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace through a voluntary, confidential and free service.

Wage and Hour

  • Promotes prosperity and well-being for all workers in West Virginia by collecting unpaid wages and benefits for employees.
  • Ensures that construction workers are paid the current prevailing wages.
  • Verifies the legal status of workers.
  • Enforces the requirements of the Nurses Overtime Act, Parental Leave Act, Child Labor Law, Polygraph Licensing Act, Meal Break Law and State Minimum Wage and Maximum Hours Act.

Weights and Measures

  • Assures business owners and consumers of accurate measurements and quality fuel through annual inspections of commercial weighing devices, retail scanner inspections and the testing of the net content of packaged commodities.
  • Enforces the method-of-sale of commodities and fuel quality inspections.
  • Houses the State Measurement Laboratory to provide traceability of weight and measure standards.

John Junkins
Fax: 304-558-2273

Barbara McClure
Administrative Secretary
Fax: 304-558-2273

Denise Brown
Administrative Services Manager
Fax: 304-558-2452

Mitch Woodrum
Fax: 304-558-5174


Carla Campbell
Fax: 304-558-2415

Wage and Hour
William F. Gordon
Fax: 304-558-3797

| Elevators/Am. Rides

Melissa Richardson
Fax: 304-558-2415

Weights and Measures Lab
570 MacCorkle Avenue
St. Albans, WV 25177-1795
Phone: 304-722-0602

Weights & Measurements Office

Richard McComas
Acting Director
Fax: 304-722-0605