Virginia Hours Worked




Hours worked

Virginia minimum wage laws require employers to pay employees for all hours worked; however, they do not address when an employer must count employee time as hours worked. Because most employers and employees in Virginia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to hours worked may provide reasonable guidance.



Workweek

Virginia minimum wage laws do not address what constitutes a workweek for purposes of its minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Virginia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to workweek may provide reasonable guidance.





Waiting time

Virginia minimum wage laws do not address when an employer must count employee waiting time as hours worked for purposes of their minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Virginia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to waiting time may provide reasonable guidance.



On-call time

Virginia minimum wage laws do not address when an employer must count employee on-call time as hours worked for purposes of their minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Virginia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to on-call time may provide reasonable guidance.



Sleeping time

Virginia minimum wage laws do not address when an employer must count employee sleeping time as hours worked for purposes of their minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Virginia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to sleeping time may provide reasonable guidance.



Travel time

Virginia minimum wage laws do not address when an employer must count employee travel time as hours worked for purposes of their minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Virginia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to travel time may provide reasonable guidance.



Meeting, lecture, and training time

Virginia minimum wage laws do not address when an employer must count time spent by employees at meetings, lectures, and training as hours worked for purposes of their minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Virginia are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to meeting time may provide reasonable guidance.



Show up or reporting time

Virginia law does not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.