The current minimum wage rate in Vermont is $10.96, according to wage and hour laws.
The state minimum wage is to be reviewed every year and increased by 5 percent or the percentage increase of the Consumer Price Index, whichever is smaller.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $5.39.
The tipped minimum wage is to be adjusted by the same percentage as the standard minimum wage each year.
Vermont law requires employers to pay non-exempt employees 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Employers are required to provide “reasonable opportunity” to eat and use the restroom.
Federal law does not require employers to provide meal periods or breaks, but if they choose to do so, breaks lasting less than 20 minutes must be paid.
Federal and state laws require that lactating women be provided with reasonable breaks to express milk for up to one year after the birth of a child.