As of January 1, 2014, minimum wage in Virginia is $7.25.
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Virginia is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. Virginia minimum wage laws apply to businesses with 4 or more employees. The minimum wage in Virginia is identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
A recent February 2014 attempt to raise Virginia's minimum wage failed. Senator Dave W. Marsden (D-Fairfax) put forward a bill that would have raised the minimum wage to $9.25 but could not gather the needed support from other Virginia state legislators.
In 2012, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are 123,000 minimum wage workers in Virginia, equivalent to 6.80 percent of the hourly workforce.
Please realize that the Virginia minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for Virginia, visit www.dol.gov
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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