The Vermont Department of Labor oversees state law and adopted rules concerning minimum wage, overtime, wage payments, employee benefits, and child labor. The Program also provides information on wage and employment related issues and attempts to settle employer/employee wage disputes to the satisfaction of all parties.
If you are having a problem collecting your wages; if you feel your employer has violated the terms and conditions of a written agreement to provide wage supplements such as vacation, holiday, sick, or severance pay; if you are not receiving the minimum wage or; if you have child labor questions or concerns, the Wage and Hour Program may be able to help. Although we are very small, we are usually able to reach a settlement between employers and employees.
An important point to remember is not to let a wage problem continue to grow. The longer a problem continues, the larger the amount of money in dispute becomes and the more difficult it is to reach a solution.
If you and your employer cannot settle a wage issue, please contact the Wage and Hour Program in Montpelier at 828-0267 for information and assistance.
Remember, federal wage and hour laws differ from Vermont state law, you should also contact the U.S. Department of Labor (802) 951-6283 or (603) 666-7716 regarding your rights and obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.