§3-9-15. Unlawful acts by employers; penalties

Published: 2015

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WVC 3-9-15

§3-9-15. Unlawful acts by employers; penalties.

Any employer or agent of any employer or corporation, who

prints or authorizes to be printed upon any pay envelope or who

distributes directly or indirectly, or gives directly to any

employee any statement intended or calculated to influence the

political action of his employees for any candidate for public

office, or posts or exhibits in the establishment, any posters,

placards, or handbills, or delivers verbally any message to any

such employees, containing any threat, notice or information that

if any such candidate is elected or defeated, work in the

establishment will cease, in whole or in part, or other threats

expressed or implied, intended to influence the political opinions

or votes of his employees, shall be guilty of corrupt practices,

and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than one thousand

dollars nor more than twenty thousand dollars or be imprisoned in

jail not more than one year, or both.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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