VIRGINIA - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

For purposes of Virginia’s Unemployment Compensation statute, the term “agricultural labor” is defined at VA. CODE ANN. § 60.2-201.

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage


There is no state law regarding overtime pay.

State Enforcement Agency

Virginia Department of Labor & Industry

Website: (also available in Spanish)

Relevant forms:

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission


Relevant Forms:

Field Sanitation

State Enforcement Agency:

Virginia Occupational Health and Safety

Website: VOSH Programs, Safety and Health in Agriculture –

Pesticide Safety


State Enforcement Agency:

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Pesticide Services


Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Legal Services Organizations

Legal Aid Justice Center – Immigrant Advocacy Program

Virginia Farm Workers Program, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society