The Connecticut House of Representatives voted to pass legislation increasing the minimum wage. After a marathon session which extended through the night of May 8th, Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour in the following increments by 2023:
- $11 – October 1, 2019
- $12 – September 1, 2020
- $13 – August 1, 2021
- $14 – July 1, 2022
- $15 – October 15, 2023
After 2023 any increase would be tied to the federal Employment Cost Index, so the potential for further increases are possible beyond 2023.
This schedule is different than was previously proposed – see my March blog.
This legislation now goes before the Senate. Although unlikely that the Senate won’t approve the legislation, they may alter it, and would then require it to go back before the House. Governor Lamont is urging quick approval by the Senate, and he is prepared to sign the bill once it hits his desk.