What You Need to Know About Connecticut’s Minimum Wage

What You Need to Know About Connecticut’s Minimum Wage
Here’s a guide to keep Connecticut’s business owners up-to-date on the state’s minimum wage rules.
by Mary Hohn Oct 02, 2023 — 2 min read
What You Need to Know About Connecticut’s Minimum Wage

In the recent past, Connecticut minimum wage has been a regular topic of debate. If you’re a small-business owner, it’s important you’re in the know on current regulations and potential changes so you can plan accordingly.

To make sure you’re up to date, we’ve prepared a guide with must-know details on the minimum wage in Connecticut.

What is the 2024 minimum wage in Connecticut?

The Connecticut minimum wage was $15 per hour in 2023, and is scheduled to rise to $15.69 per hour effective January 1, 2024.

Some additional Connecticut minimum wage rules apply for specific types of employees, including:

Keep in mind that some counties, cities, and towns may have their own minimum wage laws. Be sure to check what local wage laws may apply to you.

Will the minimum wage change beyond 2024?

The Connecticut minimum wage is scheduled to change in 2024 and every January thereafter based on economic indicators such as the employment cost index.

How should small-business owners prepare for changes to the minimum wage?

It’s smart to plan ahead for the coming changes to the minimum wage in Connecticut. We recommend taking the following measures to ensure you’re prepared:

While these are helpful guidelines to follow, to make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance, you should discuss Connecticut minimum wage laws with your accountant and lawyer.

Mary Hohn
Mary Hohn writes for Square, where she covers topics that affect business owners — from starting a business to growing a business — and the tools and technology that help them succeed.


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