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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 Smith, Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC

Summary

  • 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.