Wage and Hour

The Wage & Hour Program oversees state law and adopted rules concerning minimum wage, overtime, wage payments, employee benefits, child labor, and workplace rights for employees and employers. 

Wage & Hour also provides information on wage and employment related issues and attempts to settle employer/employee wage disputes to the satisfaction of all parties. Contact the Wage and Hour program as soon as you have a problem. We are usually able to reach a settlement between employers and employees, but the longer the problem continues, then the more difficult it is to reach a solution.

Minimum Wage

Effective 01/01/2021:  $11.75 per hour worked / $5.88 for tipped employees

Effective 01/01/2020:  $10.96 per hour worked / $5.48 for tipped employees

Effective 01/01/2019:  $10.78 per hour worked               

Effective 01/01/2018:  $10.50 per hour worked

**Vermont’s minimum wage increases annually on January 1, based on the increase in the national Consumer Price Index.

Remember, federal wage and hour laws differ from Vermont law, so you should also contact the U.S. Department of Labor (603) 666-7716 regarding your rights and obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor regional offices are currently operating with limited times for in-person services due to COVID-19 and staffing limitations. To see when your local office is open for in-person services click here.

Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, 05601-0488
(802) 828-4000

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