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Connecticut Minimum Wage Increase Kicks in On October 1

September 26, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase on October 1 as the state begins a series of hikes that will eventually make the state’s minimum $15 an hour.

The increases will be phased in on the following dates:

  • October 1, 2019—$11
  • September 1, 2020—$12
  • August 1, 2021—$13
  • July 1, 2022—$14
  • June 1, 2023—$15

After the $15 level is reached, the state’s minimum wage will be adjusted based on the employment cost index, a federal figure that measures the cost of labor in certain businesses. Those adjustments, however, cannot lower the minimum wage below $15 an hour. The adjustments also can be suspended if the state’s economy does poorly.

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