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Did you know that Virginia employers are exempt from withholding requirements for certain nonresident employees who live in the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania or West Virginia, and who commute daily to work in Virginia and receive wages for services performed in Virginia for an employer within the geographical limits of Virginia?

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​​Virginia Compensation

Employees covered by Virginia's minimum wage law must be paid $7.25 an hour.

All employees of employers with at least four workers (including the employer's spouse, parents or children) are covered except for:

  • employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • outside salespersons on commission;
  • farm laborers or employees;
  • persons whose earning capacity is impaired by physical or mental disability;
  • employees working in primarily public-supported charitable institutions;
  • cab drivers and operators;
  • individuals employed on a piece-rate basis;
  • employees under age 16 or over age 64;
  • full-time students under age 18 not employed more than 20 hours a week; and
  • students of any age enrolled in a full-time work study program or the equivalent at an educational institution.

Virginia Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Virginia's wage payment law must pay salaried employees at least once a month and hourly employees at least biweekly or twice a month.

Virginia Unemployment:


Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        8,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    2.57

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Period Effective                                             Calendar Year 2017


Virginia Income Tax Withholding

Virginia law requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Taxation.

Virginia Benefits

Virginia Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         No

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 No


Virginia does not have a voting time leave law.


Virginia Links


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