Governor Lamont reminds residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is set to increase on Friday
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont reminds Connecticut residents that the state’s minimum wage will drop from the current rate of $13.00 per hour to $14.00 per hour effective Friday, May 1 July 2022.
Change is the result of legislation he signed three years ago which programs several increases in the minimum wage over a period of five years.
“For too long, as the country’s economy has grown, the income of the lowest paid workers has held steady, deepening already existing wage disparities and preventing hardworking families from gaining financial security.” , he added. Governor Lamont said. “This is a fair, graduated increase for workers who will reinvest the money directly into our economy and continue to support local businesses in their communities.”
“Governor Lamont and I are committed to making our Connecticut economy work for everyone, including low-income people in our state,” Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz said. “That’s why we voted three years ago to raise our state’s minimum wage at a steady rate, providing more financial security for families and giving residents the opportunity to continue supporting our local economy.”
Proclaimed by Governor Lamont in 2019, Public Law 19-4 requires the minimum wage to increase five times over a five-year period, from then $10.10 per hour to:
- $11.00 on October 1, 2019;
- $12.00 on September 1, 2020;
- $13.00 on August 1, 2021;
- $14.00 on July 1, 2022; and
- $15.00 on June 1, 2023.
Ultimately, effective January 1, 2024, that same law requires that the minimum wage be indexed to the Employment Cost Index, which is calculated by the U.S. Department of Labor, and for the first time in the Connecticut, the rate will increase based on economic indicators. .
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