Change to Virginia Wage Payment Statements on the Horizon

July 30, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, employers in Virginia must provide paystubs to employees on “each regular pay date.” Currently, Virginia employers must provide only a written statement reflecting the employee’s gross wages and deductions upon the employee’s request. Under the new law, employers to provide employees with a written statement, by paystub or online accounting, showing the following: the name and address of the employer; the number of hours worked during the pay period; the rate of pay; the gross wages earned by the employee during the pay period; and the amount and purpose of any deductions. The new law applies to all employers. Employers must provide wage statements to exempt employees as well as non-exempt employees.