Vermont Minimum Wage laws & compensation compliance analysis

Vermont Minimum Wage: What you need to know

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The following are exempt from Vermont's minimum wage provisions (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 384(a)):
• Retail or service employees
• Employees of an amusement or recreational establishment if it does not operate for more than 7 months in any calendar year, or if during the preceding calendar year its average receipts for any 6 months of that year were not more than 1/3 of its average receipts for the other 6 months of the year
• Hotel, motel, or restaurant employees
• Certain employees of hospitals, public health centers, nursing homes, maternity homes, therapeutic community residences, and residential care homes
• Taxi drivers
• Those employees of a political subdivision of the state
• State and federal employees
• Administrative, executive, outside salespersons, and professional employees (as defined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA))
• Students
• Newspaper carriers
Disability. The Labor Commission may issue special certificates allowing employment at wages below the minimum for employees with physical conditions that limit their ability to work.
State requirement. Vermont employers must post the provisions of the state minimum wage law in a conspicuous location in the workplace. A poster that satisfies this requirement is available through the Vermont Department of Labor's website at http://www.labor.vermont.govor by calling the state labor department at 802-828-0267.
Federal requirement. Every employer with at least one employee covered by the FLSA must post an FLSA Minimum Wage poster. Employers may obtain a copy of the poster ...

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