Minimum wage is a hot button topic all across the country. Just two weeks ago, voters in four states and two California cities passed measures to increase their minimum wage. And in case you haven’t heard, Connecticut has been at the forefront of minimum wage news for several months.
In March, the state’s General Assembly voted to increase CT’s minimum wage to $10.10. That’s an increase of 95 cents over the next three years. CT’s current minimum wage is $8.70. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25.
Here’s how the new CT minimum wage increase breaks down:
$9.15 on Jan 1, 2015
$9.60 on Jan 1, 2016
$10.10 on Jan 1, 2017
Proponents of the new CT minimum wage increase say it will increase the purchasing power of CT’s middle class, and lift more families out of poverty. The state’s workforce is approximately 1.7 million people, and economists estimate that 70,000 to 90,000 individuals are currently earning minimum wage in CT.
If you’re an employer or job seeker looking for more information on how the new CT minimum wage will affect you, contact A.R. Mazzotta. We can be your go-to expert on the latest CT wage laws and regulations, and any other employment-related topics you want to learn more about.