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W.Va. gov signs minimum wage increase despite concern over overtime exemption
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:37 PM EDT
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill raising minimum wages in West Virginia.
Before signing the bill Tuesday, Tomblin said he believed it contained unintended consequences.
The bill prevents 80 percent of the state's employers from using federal overtime exemptions. Tomblin says it affects employers of seasonal employees, police, and nursing home staff.
Tomblin says the oversight could cost cities hundreds of thousands of dollars. He met with legislative leaders to discuss ways to fix the problem.