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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Virginia Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, Virginia's minimum wage is $12.00 per hour, with planned annual increases that will continue until it reaches $15.00 per hour in 2026. Employers in Virginia must adhere to this state-mandated minimum wage to ensure compliance with wage standards.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Virginia does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks to employees, except for minors under the age of 16 who are entitled to a 30-minute break after five consecutive hours of work. This follows the general absence of federal requirements for breaks for adult employees.

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Filing Claims

In Virginia, employees can file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within two years of the date the wages were due, according to federal guidelines. This statute of limitations encourages timely filing to recover owed wages.


Virginia Overtime Pay Laws

Virginia requires employers to pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek, as stipulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers must ensure compliance with these regulations to provide fair compensation for overtime work.

Overtime Laws

Protections for workers

Virginia uniquely provides additional protections under its state overtime law, which covers workers not eligible for federal overtime. This includes specific provisions ensuring overtime compensation for domestic workers and simplifying the calculation for salaried employees.