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Per Virginia state overtime laws, non-exempt employees who work more hours than 40 in a given work week must be paid overtime wages at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for every hour of overtime. The current minimum hourly wage in Virginia is $7.25, which makes the minimum wage for overtime hours $10.88 per hour. In Virginia, unscrupulous employers can take advantage of a general lack of knowledge about state overtime laws to illegally deny their workers the pay to which they are legally entitled. To help these workers better protect their rights, the national employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have compiled this overview of Virginia state overtime laws.

Virginia State Overtime Exemptions

The state of Virginia closely modeled its overtime pay laws after the FLSA, the national body of laws overseen by the Department of Labor to help ensure fair treatment and pay for workers across the United States. According to these laws, the following types of employees are not entitled to overtime pay in Virginia:

  • Administrative
  • Professional
  • Executive

Other types of workers who may not be entitled to overtime pay in Virginia include:

  • Some agriculture and farm workers
  • Independent contractors
  • Outside sales professionals
  • Transportation workers
  • Residential workers (who live and work at the same address)

Virginia Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

If you work in Virginia and believe you have been illegally denied the overtime pay you earned, you could be entitled to back pay for up to two years of overtime hours. To learn more about your potential right to substantial compensation, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule a legal consultation.

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