Vermont Overtime Law

Vermont Minimum Wage Law

The Vermont Minimum Wage is currently $8.06 per hour.

The State overtime pay provision has very limited application because it exempts numerous types of establishments, such as retail and service; seasonal amusement/recreation; hotels, motels, restaurants; and transportation employees to whom the Federal (FLSA) overtime provision does not apply.

The Vermont minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum.

Beginning January 1, 2007, and on each subsequent January 1, the minimum wage rate shall be increased by five percent or the percentage increase of the Consumer Price Index, or city average, not seasonally adjusted.

Last Paycheck

An employee who has been discharged from employment shall be paid within 72 hours of the discharge. An employee who voluntarily leaves employment shall be paid on the last regular payday, or if there is no regular payday, on the following Friday.

Vermont Overtime Law

Under Vermont Overtime Law, employees are generally due overtime pay of one and one-half times the regular wage rate for work performed in excess of 40 hours during a workweek. Vermont Overtime Law provides certain exceptions to overtime pay requirements including employment in retail, service, hotels recreation, hospitals or nursing homes. Employment that is not subject to Vermont overtime requirements may be subject to federal overtime, if the work is in interstate commerce (eg. credit card transactions); or, in a business with an annual gross volume of sales of $500,000 or more.

To learn more about Vermont Wage and Hour Law and Vermont Overtime Law visit the Vermont Department of Labor at

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