Minimum Wage – Connecticut

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From the Connecticut Department of Labor: 

On September 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Connecticut rose to $12.00 per hour, up from $11.00 per hour for the previous 11 months.

The increase is in accordance with state legislation that calls for boosting the minimum wage by $1 every 11 months, until June 1, 2023, when the minimum wage is scheduled to reach $15.00 per hour. Beginning on January 1, 2024, changes to the minimum wage in Connecticut will be indexed to the federal employment cost index (ECI).

Under the current law, minors (under age 18) may be employed at 85% of Connecticut’s minimum wage for the first 90 days of their employment.

In Connecticut, minimum wage and other labor standards and practices are enforced by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Wage and Workplace Standards Division. For more details on the minimum wage law in Connecticut, visit:  https://www.cga.ct.gov/2019/SUM/pdf/2019SUM00004-R02HB-05004-SUM.pdf

The Connecticut minimum wage should not be confused with the federal minimum wage, which now stands at $7.25 per hour. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage law, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two wages.

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SOURCE:  Connecticut Department of Labor 
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: September2020