WVC 21 - 1 B- 1
§21-1B-1. Findings; policy.
The Legislature finds that employers have the responsibility
to verify the legal employment status of all persons who come into
their employ and to report their employment to the appropriate
governmental agencies. Employers are precluded from hiring
unauthorized workers and can be penalized for doing so.
Additionally, employers owe a duty to the residents of the state to
uphold the intent and integrity of the general workforce due to the
potential loss of revenue to the state by loss of taxes,
unemployment premiums and workers' compensation premiums.