WVC 30 - 29 - 8
§30-29-8. Compensation for employees attending law-enforcement
training academy; limitations; agreements to
reimburse employers for wages and expenses of
employees trained but not continuing employment
(a) A West Virginia law-enforcement agency shall, and a
governing board may, pay compensation to employees, including
wages, salaries, benefits, tuition and expenses, for the employees'
attendance at a law-enforcement training academy. The compensation
paid to the employees for such attendance may not include overtime
compensation under the provisions of section three, article five-c,
chapter twenty-one of this code and shall be at the regular rate to
which each employee would be entitled for a workweek of forty hours
in regular employment with the employer.
(b) In consideration for such compensation, the governing
board, county commission or municipal government may require each
employee to enter into a written agreement in advance of such
attendance that obligates the employee to repay the employer if he
or she voluntarily discontinues employment within one year
immediately following completion of the training curriculum. The
amount of repayment shall be a pro rata portion of the total
compensation which is equal to the portion of the year which the
employee chose not to remain employed.
(c) As used in this section,"governing board" has the meaning
ascribed in section two, article one, chapter eighteen-b of this
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