Vermont minimum wage update

  • Effective January 1, 2021, the state minimum wage is $11.75 per hour. The basic tipped wage rate for service or tipped employees must equal fifty percent (50%) of the state minimum wage and will be $5.88 per hour effective January 1, 2021.
  • “Service or tipped employees” are those who work in the hotel, motel, tourist place, or restaurant industry who customarily and regularly receive more than $120.00 per month in tips for direct and personal customer service.
  • Employers subject to the state minimum wage laws are those with two (2) or more employees, unless they fall under a statutory exemption.
  • Employees exempt from the state minimum wage requirements include:
    1. Full-time high school students;
    2. Agricultural workers;
    3. Taxicab drivers;
    4. Outsides salespersons; and
    5. Federal employees, among others.
  • For more information please visit the Vermont Department of Labor website.

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