Last updated on: June 30th, 2023
Hours & Pay Regulations
Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage is $12.00.
The above information on minimum wages might not be up to date & subject to change. Kindly access the DOL website for the current rates.
Virginia does not require employers to provide paid or unpaid vacation to employees. Accordingly, the entitlement to such leave is controlled by contract.
- On or after 5 p.m. on the day of the jury duty; or
- Before 3 a.m. on the day following the jury duty.
In addition to USERRA, Virginia law provides rights and benefits to members of the Virginia National Guard, the Virginia Defense Force or the Naval Militia who serve state active duty or military duty. These military service members are entitled to unpaid leave if they are called to state or military active duty. Employers may not require the use of any type of accrued paid leave during a period of active service. However, an employee forfeits reemployment rights when the cumulative length of leave for military duty exceeds five years. An employer may not discriminate against any employee for his or her connection or membership with these organizations.
Employers must allow crime victims unpaid leave in order to attend criminal proceedings. An employee must provide notice to the employer with a copy of the form provided to the employee by law enforcement, and any notice of each scheduled criminal proceeding. A criminal proceeding is a proceeding at which the victim has the right or opportunity to appear, involving a crime against the victim, including:
- The initial appearance of the person suspected of committing the crime against the victim; or
- Any proceeding in which the court considers the post-arrest release of the person accused of a crime against the victim or the conditions of that release; or
- Any proceeding in which a negotiated plea for the person accused of the crime against the victim will be presented to the court; or
- Any sentencing proceeding; or
- Any proceeding in which post-conviction release from confinement is considered; or
- Any probation revocation disposition proceeding or any proceeding in which the court is requested to terminate the probation of a person convicted of a crime against the victim; or
- Any proceeding where the court is requested to modify the terms of probation or intensive probation of a person, if the modification will substantially affect the person’s contact with, or the safety of, the victim, or if the modification involves restitution or incarceration status. Employers cannot dismiss, refuse to hire, discriminate or apply any adverse employment action against victims who leave work to attend criminal proceedings. Employers may only limit victim and witness leave if the leave creates an undue hardship for the employer.
Eligible employees in Virginia shall have the right to take unpaid leave for organ and bone marrow donation. Employees who qualify must have been employed by their current employer for a minimum of 12 months and have worked at least 1,250 hours within the preceding 12 months.
Employees who meet the eligibility criteria shall be entitled to a maximum of 60 working days of unpaid leave within any 12-month period for serving as organ donors. Furthermore, employees who chose to donate their bone marrow shall be entitled to up to 30 working days of unpaid leave within any 12-month period.
It’s important to note that organ donor leave cannot be taken concurrently with leave granted under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
The eligible employee is required to provide written physician verification to the employer that –
- the eligible employee is an organ donor or a bone marrow donor and
- there is a medical necessity for the donation of the organ or bone marrow.
Va. Code § 40.1-33.8.
Full-time state employees are allowed up to 30 days of paid leave for organ. (§ 2.2-2821.1).