§8-14-2. Hours of duty for policemen in a paid police department
under civil service; overtime compensation or time
off; municipal emergencies.
In any paid police department of any municipality now or
hereafter operated under police civil service as provided in
subsequent sections of this article, the members of any such
department subject to and under civil service shall not be required
to be on duty more than five days in any calendar week, nor more
than eight hours in any one day, unless they shall be compensated
as hereinafter in this section provided. For any time spent on
duty by any member of a paid police department under civil service
in excess of eight hours in any one day or in excess of forty hours
in any one week, such member shall, notwithstanding any other
provisions of this code to the contrary, be paid, at a rate not
less than his regular rate of pay, for each full hour or allowed
equal time off: Provided,
That in time of municipal emergency as
hereinafter in this section defined, the foregoing provisions with
respect to additional pay or time off shall not apply. A municipal
emergency for purposes of this section shall mean an unusual or
abnormal condition beyond the municipality's control and a
condition beyond its reasonable power to remove or overcome.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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