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Minimum wage increase in Virginia to go into effect this weekend

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Posted at 4:00 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 16:00:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- As of this weekend, those making minimum wage in Virginia will be seeing bigger paychecks.

A minimum wage increase, signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, will take effect on Saturday.

It will increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 an hour.

The state’s minimum wage was set to increase in January 2021 but was delayed until May 1 over the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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