The current minimum wage regular rate in Connecticut is $12.
A recently signed Connecticut law will increase the minimum wage over the next several years to $15:
$13.00 on August 1, 2021
$14.00 on July 1, 2022
$15.00 on June 1, 2023
The current minimum wage for tipped employees is $6.38.
The minimum wage for bartenders who receive tips is $8.23.
Employers are required to pay non-exempt employees overtime at a rate of 1½ times their regular rate when their hours worked is more than 40 hours in a workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties.
Employers are required to provide a meal period of at least 30 minutes to employees who have worked 7 ½ or more consecutive hours.
The break should be given some time after the first two hours and before the last two hours.
An employer may be exempt from providing the required break if:
Complying with this requirement would endanger public safety
The duties of the position can only be performed by one employee
The employer employs fewer than 5 employees on that shift at that one location (this only applies only to employees on that particular shift)
The employer’s operation requires that employees be available to respond to urgent conditions, and that the employees are compensated for the meal period
Connecticut does not require employers to provide rest breaks.