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Hours Worked: Virginia

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Marc Smith, Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC


  • Unlike many states, Virginia has few laws regulating the hours worked by employees. The only meaningful restrictions are contained within its child labor laws, which, among other things, require that children be provided a meal or rest period after they work a certain amount of time. See Break Periods.