Connecticut has adopted a schedule to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage rate to $15 per hour by 2023. Because the law implements these changes over the next 5 years, the law also includes a provision that enables the state to adjust the increase schedule during times of decreased economic productivity in the state

The employer’s share of wages for bartenders and other tipped employees in the hotel and restaurant industries will remain unchanged at $6.38 for hotel and restaurant staff, and $8.23 for bartenders, though employers will need to make up the difference if  these employees’ tips are not sufficient to meet the increasing minimum wage rates for the state.

Please stay tuned for further updates about this and other issues affecting your business.

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