Use a Virginia employment contract to detail the terms and conditions of employment. An employment contract includes elements such as the period of employment, hours of work, employee’s job responsibilities, how much financial compensation the employer will pay, and how to terminate the employment. The contract could also include additional provisions such as a confidentiality or non-disclosure clause if the employer needs to protect trade secrets.
Employment Contracts: What to Consider as an Employer in Virginia
Ensure you know the Virginia labor laws and regulations before you start writing your Virginia employment contract.
Virginia is an at-will employment state.
Minimum Wage Laws in Virginia
Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $12.00
Employment/Age Certification in Virginia
Virginia requires employment certificates for minors under 16. Employment certificates can be obtained from the Virginia Department of Labor.
Age certification is mandatory in Virginia for minors 14 and 15 years old. For minors over 16, it must be provided on request.
Payday Requirements in Virginia
Virginia requires employees to be paid on at least a weekly basis, but there are exceptions. Employees whose weekly wages total over 150 percent of the average weekly wage of the Commonwealth, may be paid monthly, upon agreement of each affected employee. There are monthly payday requirements for executive, administrative and professional personnel.
Minimum Periods for Breaks and Meals in Virginia
Virginia does not require minimum paid rest or meal periods.
Virginia Employment Contract Sample
Download a Virginia employment contract template below.