Connecticut Minimum Wage Bump Still On Track

Connecticut Minimum Wage legislative passed a second round of committee votes with favorable reports on Friday. If enacted the minimum wage bill would increase the minimum wage and penalties for failure to pay the specified rate.  Currently Connecticut’s minimum wage is $8.25 per hour up from $6.90 back in 2003. The proposed bill calls for increases in the minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective January 1, 2013 and not less than $9.25 per hour effective January 1, 2014. Furthermore, the labor commissioner would be required to annually announce an adjusted rate based on increases in the Consumer Price Index. Connecticut adjourns the 2012 legislative session in mid June. If the bill survives the legislative process it may make it to the governor’s desk. A lot can happen between now and then. Compliance Poster Company’s Legal Research Team will keep you updated as developments occur. An increase in the CT Minimum Wage will require that employers update their labor law employment posters.