Minimum wage raised to boost Connecticut jobs
Posted on January 2, 2014
The minimum wage is increasing in the state, a move that will boost Connecticut jobs.
The wage will increase to $8.70 per hour as of January 1, 2014.
Although the federal minimum wage is currently $7.25, Connecticut businesses must pay the state minimum wage, emphasizes Gary K. Pechie, Director of the agency’s Division of Wage and Workplace Standards.
Under section 31-?60 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Public Act 13-?117, the Connecticut minimum wage rate for service employees, specifically restaurant wait staff and bartenders, is determined by using a formula that takes tip deductions into account.
The rates can be found on the Connecticut Department of Labor’s website at www.ct.gov/dol.
The current minimum wage is $8.25 an hour.
“This increase to $8.70 is the first part of a two-?year increase in the minimum wage,” Palmer explains. “On January 1, 2015, in accordance with Public Act 13-?117, Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase to $9.00.”