Payment of Wage Transition

July 06, 2012, 02:28 PM

Due to budget constraints, the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry stopped administering Virginias Payment of Wage Act effective June 25, 2012.According to the VDOLI website, employees must now direct all claims concerning minimum wage or overtime to the Federal Department of Labors Wage and Hour Division or, if the employee has a claim for unpaid wages that is a minimum of $2,500 dollars and has documentary evidence in support of a claim, he/she should call the law firm appointed as special counsel at 1-877-VA-WAGE4.This is a dramatic change to the enforcement of the Virginia wage-hour law. —Burt H. Whitt