§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 2016 Regular Session
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