West Virginia WV Parental Leave Act Poster
The WV Parental Leave Act is a labor law posters poster by the West Virginia Division of Labor . This poster is mandatory for some employers, including state government and county board.
This poster, to be posted in a conspicuous area for all employees in the public sector, details their rights in regards to parental leave.
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W EST V IRGINIA D IVISION OF L ABOR 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East - State Capitol Complex – Building 3, Room 200 - Charleston, WV 25305 Telephone: (304)558 -7890 labor. wv.gov Fax: (304)558- 3797 PARENTAL LEAVE ACT PARENTAL LEAVE ACT – (W. V a. Code §21 -5D- 1, et. seq .). This legislation, enacted in 1989, covers employees of all departments, divisions, boards, bureaus, agencies, commissions or other units of State Government and County Boards of Education. Under this law, an employee s hall be entitled to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid Parental Leave following the exhaustion of all his or her annual and personal leave, during any 12 -month period. The unpaid leave shall be granted to an employee for any of the following reasons: • The birth of a son or daughter of the employee • The placement of a son or daughter with the employee for adoption • To care for the employee’s son or daughter, spouse, parent, or dependent who has a serious health condition The statute further states that in the case of a serious health condition, the leave may be taken intermittently when medically necessary. If a leave of absence due to the birth or adoption of a child is foreseeable, the employee shall provide the employer with a two weeks written notice. If a leave of absence is foreseeable due to planned medical treatment or medical supervision, the employee shall make a reasonable effort to schedule the leave of absence so as not to disrupt the operations of the employer , subject to the approval of the healt h care provider. If an employee requests Parental Leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition, the employer may require the employee to provide certification by a health care provider of the family member’s health condition and that the employee’s assistance is necessary . The certification shall be sufficient if it contains the following: • That the child, dependent, parent, or employee has a serious health condition • The date the serious health condition commenced and its probable du ration • The medical facts regarding the serious health condition , upon release by the patient The position held by an employee immediately before the leave of absence shall be held and the employee shall be returned to that position upon his or her return to work . However, the employer may hire a temporary employee to fill the position for the period of time the employee is off work. No employer may, because an employee received Parental Leave, reduce or deny any employment benefit or seniority which accr ued to the employee before his or her leave commenced. Revised January 2018
Other West Virginia Labor Law Posters 3 PDFS
There are an additional three optional and mandatory West Virginia labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://labor.wv.gov/Wage-Hour/Wage_Collection/Documents/WVDOL%20Parental%20Leave%20Act%20Poster%20Updated%202017.pdf , updated August 2019
- West Virginia Labor Law Posters at http://wvlabor.com/newwebsite/pages/Posters.html
- West Virginia Division of Labor
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