Employee Classification: Vermont

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Author: Heather Rider Hammond, Gravel and Shea PC


  • Vermont's overtime and minimum wage exemptions are similar to those of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in many respects. There are some important distinctions, however, that require special attention.
  • Some employees are exempt from Vermont's minimum wage and overtime requirements. See Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions.
  • Other employees are exempt only from Vermont's overtime requirements, not its minimum wage requirements. See Overtime-Only Exemptions.
  • Where Vermont's requirements are different than the requirements under the FLSA or other federal laws, employers must comply with the requirements that most favor their employees.