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Minimum Wage: Virginia

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Marc J. Smith, Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC


  • The Virginia Minimum Wage Act requires the payment of a minimum hourly wage to employees in the state. Employers may pay newly hired employees less than 20 years old a "training wage." See Minimum Wage.
  • Employers may take a credit against minimum wage obligations for tips received by employees and the cost of meals and lodging provided to employees. See Credit for Tipped Employees and Credit for Board and Lodging.