Connecticut Minimum Wage Law

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					Connecticut has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Connecticut has a minimum
wage rate that exceeds the federal minimum wage. Connecticut pays $1 per hour
higher than the federal standard. If the federal rate equals or exceeds the state's rate,
Connecticut will automatically raise the minimum wage to ½ of 1 percent of the Fair
Labor Standards Act rate.

       Standard Minimum Wage
   1. The minimum wage in Connecticut is $8.25 per hour, as of January 1, 2010.
      This represents a $0.25 per hour increase over the previous year.

       Wait Staff
   2. Wait staff receive a minimum wage of $5.69 per hour as of January 1, 2010.

   3. Bartenders receive a minimum wage of $7.34 per hour.

   4. Minors who work in government or agriculture make 85% of the minimum
      wage. In any other industry, a minor makes 85% of the minimum wage for the
      first 200 hours of work.

   5. The standard workweek is 40 hours. After 40 hours in a week, the employer
      must pay one and one-half times the hourly wage.