In Could 2019, Connecticut joined a number of different states, together with New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, in passing a invoice that, pursuant to a collection of incremental will increase over time, will increase the state’s minimal wage to $15.00 per hour. The primary enhance occurred in October 2019 and the subsequent enhance, to $12 per hour, takes place on September 1, 2020. The regulation supplies for $1.00 per hour will increase each eleven months, till reaching $15 per hour in June 2023.
As soon as the $15 per hour charge is reached in 2023, every January 1 thereafter the minimal wage can be adjusted by the % change within the federal Employment Price Index (ECI) for all civilian employees’ salaries and wages for the one-year interval ending on June 30 of the earlier 12 months.
The regulation additionally froze, on the then-current ranges of $6.38 per hour for lodge and restaurant employees and $8.23 per hour for bartenders, the sub-minimum hourly money wage that hospitality employers should pay staff who usually obtain suggestions. Any shortfall, between the usual hourly minimal wage charge and what these staff make in a mixture of suggestions plus the sub-minimum hourly charges, should be borne by the employer. Lastly, the brand new regulation eradicated a decrease “coaching wage” that employers beforehand might pay for learners and freshmen, whereas retaining a “youth wage,” of a minimum of 85% of the usual minimal wage, for the primary 90 days of employment for unemancipated minors.
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