On May 28, 2019, Governor Lamont signed into law Public Act 19-4: An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage. This Act provides, in part, for the gradual increase of the State’s minimum wage from the current rate of $10.10 per hour to $15.00 per hour by June 1, 2023.
|Effective Date||New State Minimum Fair Wage|
|October 1, 2019||$ 11.00 / hour|
|September 1, 2020||$ 12.00 / hour|
|August 1, 2021||$ 13.00 / hour|
|July 1, 2022||$ 14.00 / hour|
|June 1, 2023||$ 15.00 / hour|
Nothing in Public Act 19-4 alters employer requirements to comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
What Employers Should Do Now:
- Review payroll records to ensure that qualifying employees receive pay raises to at least the new minimum fair wage by October 1, 2019.
Please contact Pro Bono Partnership at 860-541-4951 or 914-328-0674 (in Fairfield County) if you have questions or need further assistance.