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WV Legislature: Senate Workforce Committee passes SB 21 – Wage Record Confidentiality

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate Workforce Committee, on Friday, passed Senate Bill 21 — which requiring certain documents that contain wage records be considered confidential — to the full Senate for a vote.

Prior to a vote, the committee heard from West Virginia Press Association Executive Director Don Smith on why he believes Senate Bill (SB) 21 is a bad idea. Additionally, Senator Chandler Swope, R-Mercer, testified on why the bill is needed to protect personal privacy.

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