Connecticut Gov. Lamont Signs New Minimum Wage Bill
Connecticut Raises Minimum Wage - Is Rhode Island Next?
Connecticut To Raise Minimum Wage to $15/hr by 2023
Is RI next?
It’s official: The Governor of Connecticut has signed into law bills creating a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2023. Will Rhode Island be next? With Governor Ned Lamont’s signature, 332,000 Connecticut workers are getting a raise, phased in over 4.5 years to allow businesses to adjust.
The new law requires the minimum wage to increase from its current level of $10.10 to:
$11.00 on 10/1/2019;
$12.00 on 9/1/2020;
$13.00 on 8/1/2021;
$14.00 on 7/1/2022;
$15.00 on 6/1/2023.
Ultimately, beginning 1/1/2024 it will become indexed to the US employment cost index.
Governor Lamont tweeted this comment - “This is perhaps one of the most impactful pieces of legislation for working families that a governor can sign, and I am proud to place my signature on this law because it is the right thing to do.”