Connecticut’s next round of increases for the state’s minimum wage law goes into effect this Sunday, August 1st.
You may recall that the state last increased the minimum wage in September 2020 to $12 per hour.
On Sunday, the rate increases to $13 per hour.
These step increases are due to a law passed in 2019 that set the state on a multi-year increase to $15 per hour.
In fact, in July 2022, the minimum wage increase to $14 per hour.
Employers should be mindful not only of the increase, but the salary compression that is occurring due to these increases. As a result, other salaries may need to be adjusted to take this increase into account.