Virginia’s minimum wage to increase May 1

Virginia’s minimum wage to increase May 1
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RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - The first of three minimum wage increases approved by Virginia lawmakers will take effect Saturday, May 1.

This guarantees the commonwealth’s lowest-paid workers an hourly rate of $9.50.

The last minimum wage increase in Virginia came courtesy of the federal government more than a decade ago.

Right now, the goal is to raise minimum wage across Virginia to $12 an hour by 2023.

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