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Chapter 21     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. DIVISION OF LABOR.

ARTICLE 1A. LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ACT FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

ARTICLE 1B. VERIFYING LEGAL EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF WORKERS.

ARTICLE 1C. WEST VIRGINIA JOBS ACT.

ARTICLE 1D. WEST VIRGINIA ALCOHOL AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT.

ARTICLE 2. EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES.

ARTICLE 3. SAFETY AND WELFARE OF EMPLOYEES.

ARTICLE 3A. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT.

ARTICLE 3B. EMPLOYER ASSISTANCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

ARTICLE 3C. ELEVATOR SAFETY.

ARTICLE 3D. CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION ACT.

ARTICLE 3E. THE WEST VIRGINIA SAFER WORKPLACE ACT.

ARTICLE 4. HOURS OF LABOR.

ARTICLE 5. WAGE PAYMENT AND COLLECTION.

ARTICLE 5A. WAGES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

ARTICLE 5B. EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK.

ARTICLE 5C. MINIMUM WAGE AND MAXIMUM HOURS STANDARDS FOR EMPLOYEES.

ARTICLE 5D. THE PARENTAL LEAVE ACT.

ARTICLE 5E. EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.

ARTICLE 5F. NURSE OVERTIME AND PATIENT SAFETY ACT.

ARTICLE 5G. WEST VIRGINIA WORKPLACE FREEDOM ACT.

ARTICLE 5H. EMPLOYEE PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA.

ARTICLE 6. CHILD LABOR.

ARTICLE 7. INDUSTRIAL HOMEWORK.

ARTICLE 8. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION ON MANPOWER, TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING.

ARTICLE 9. MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY STANDARDS.

ARTICLE 10. AMUSEMENT RIDES AND AMUSEMENT ATTRACTIONS SAFETY ACT.

ARTICLE 11. WEST VIRGINIA CONTRACTOR LICENSING ACT.

ARTICLE 11A. NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY TO CURE CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS.

ARTICLE 12. COMMERCIAL BUNGEE JUMPING SAFETY ACT.

ARTICLE 13. CONVENIENCE FOOD STORES SAFETY ACT.

ARTICLE 14. SUPERVISION OF PLUMBING WORK.

ARTICLE 15. ZIPLINE AND CANOPY TOUR RESPONSIBILITY ACT.

ARTICLE 16. REGULATION OF HEATING, VENTILATING AND COOLING WORK.

ARTICLE 1E. CAREER TRAINING EDUCATION AND APPRENTICESHIPS.

§21-1E-1. Declaration of purpose.

The provisions of this article are intended to facilitate certification and/or licensure for workers who acquire training via career technical education provided by West Virginia public schools or an employer-sponsored apprenticeship and employer-sponsored training programs.

§21-1E-2. Definitions.

As used in this article and the legislative rules promulgated pursuant to this article:

"Apprentice" means someone who is enrolled in an apprenticeship program.

"Apprenticeship program" means a program offered by an employer to provide supervised on-the-job training to employees approved by the United States Department of Labor.

"Employer sponsored training program" means a program approved in accordance with a rule promulgated pursuant to authority established in §21-1E-4 of this code.

"License" means a valid and current certification or license issued by the Commissioner of Labor in accordance with the provisions of this article.

"Career technical education" means programs of study, clusters, and pathways approved by the West Virginia Board of Education pursuant to state board policy.

§21-1E-3. Recognition of training and apprenticeships.

Beginning July 1, 2019, applicants for certification or licensure shall be permitted to apply training hours earned via career technical education provided by West Virginia public schools or an apprenticeship program or employer-sponsored training program towards the requirements for certification and/or licensure in the same occupation in accordance with the standards and procedures authorized in accordance with this article.

§21-1E-4. Rule-making authority.

The Commissioner of Labor shall, after consultation with the State Superintendent of Schools, propose rules for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of §29A-3-1 et seq. of this code, for the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this article. The rules shall provide at least the following:

(1) Standards and procedures for recognizing training hours acquired through career technical education provided by West Virginia public schools and applying those hours to requirements for testing and/or certification and/or licensure; and

(2) Standards and procedures for recognizing training hours acquired through apprenticeship programs and employer-sponsored training programs and applying those hours to requirements for testing and/or certification and/or licensure.

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