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Connecticut Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $13 an Hour on Sunday

  • Connecticut’s minimum wage increasing from $12 an hour to $13 an hour on Sunday
  • State minimum wage has been going up annually since legislation passed in 2019 to gradually increase the rate to $15 an hour
  • The minimum wage remains lower for certain employees

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

The next step increase in Connecticut’s minimum wage is set to go into effect on Sunday, rising from $12 an hour to $13 an hour.

Governor Ned Lamont issued a reminder about the annual increase, the third to go into effect since legislation passed in 2019 to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years. The legislation bumped the minimum wage from $10.10 to $11 on Oct. 1, 2019 and to $12 an hour on Sept. 1, 2020.

The minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour on July 1, 2022 before increasing to $15 an hour on June 1, 2023. After that point, further increases to Connecticut’s minimum wage will be tied to the Department of Labor’s Employment Cost Index.

Connecticut is maintaining lower minimum wages for certain employees, namely $8.23 an hour for bartenders and $6.38 for tipped employees.

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