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WVC 47 - 18 - 5 §47-18-5. Exemptions.
(a) Labor of a human being is not a commodity or an article of commerce.

(b) Nothing in this article shall be construed to forbid the existence and operation of any labor, agricultural or horticultural organization instituted for the purpose of mutual help, while lawfully carrying out its legitimate objects; or the existence or operation of any person whose activities or operations are regulated, to the extent of such regulation, pursuant to the laws of this state or of the United States, by a regulatory agency of this state or of the United States; or the bona fide religious and charitable activities of any nonprofit corporation, trust or organization established exclusively for religious or charitable purposes or both.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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