Minimum Wage: Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Marc 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 Tip Credit and Credit for Board and Lodging.