What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Vermont Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, Vermont's minimum wage is $13.18 per hour, which is higher than the federal minimum wage. Employers in Vermont must comply with this state-mandated rate to ensure they meet the legal requirements for employee wages.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Vermont requires employers to provide a reasonable opportunity for a meal break during a shift of six or more hours, which is typically unpaid unless the employee is required to work through it. Additionally, employees are entitled to adequate restroom breaks within each four hours of work.

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Filing Claims

In Vermont, the statute of limitations for filing claims for unpaid overtime wages is two years from the date the claim arises, or three years in cases of a willful violation. This allows employees a window to address wage discrepancies.


Vermont Overtime Pay Laws

Vermont adheres to federal overtime standards, requiring employers to pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. It's essential for employers to follow these regulations to ensure fair compensation for overtime work.

Overtime Laws

Protections for workers

Unique to Vermont, certain employees in the hotel, motel, tourist place, and restaurant industries are subject to a 40-hour overtime threshold, regardless of their exemption status under federal law. This ensures overtime protections are extended to workers in these sectors who might otherwise be exempt.