West Virginia Dress Codes laws & HR compliance analysis

West Virginia Dress Codes: What you need to know

An employer may not deduct from an employee's wages or compensation for the cost of uniforms required by the employer or for the cost to launder uniforms (WV Code Sec. 42-8-10).
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Employers are required to accommodate, within reason, the religious beliefs and practices of job applicants and employees, unless to do so would create undue business hardship, financial or otherwise. Under the Commission Bias Rules, "undue hardship" means incurring more than minimal costs (WV Code Sec. 77-3-2.4). “Reasonable” accommodation might mean exploring and implementing alternative workplace practices that are compatible with the employee's religious beliefs without impinging on the rights of other employees or the business needs of the employer. The Commission suggests employers allow flexible scheduling, floating holidays, staggered work hours, and use of compensatory time as possible ways to accommodate employees' religious needs. Modifying an employer's dress code may be a reasonable accommodation.

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