H. B. 2859
(By Delegate Poling)
[Introduced March 3, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-7-13, relating
to overtime and holiday pay for classified employees; and
providing for additional payment for weekend and holiday work.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-7-13, to read as
ARTICLE 7. PERSONNEL GENERALLY
§18B-7-13. Overtime; holidays.
(a) A classified employee whose regular workweek is Monday
through Friday and who agrees to perform any work assignment on a
Saturday or a Sunday, shall be paid at least one-half day of work
for each day he or she reports for work and shall be paid for a
full day of work if he or she works more than three and one-half hours on a Saturday or Sunday.
(b) A classified employee required to work on any legal
holiday shall be paid at a rate of one and one-half times the
employee's hourly wage rate.
(c) A full-time classified employee required to work in excess
of a normal working day during any week containing a legal holiday
shall be paid for the additional hours or fraction of the
additional hours at a rate of one and one-half times the employee's
hourly wage rate.
(d) When used in this section, the term "legal holiday" means
those days designated in section one, article two, chapter two of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to set compensation
standards for classified employees who work overtime on weekends or
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.