Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase to $15.69 on January 1, 2024, the Lamont administration just announced. The increase marks the first time Connecticut’s minimum wage will automatically increase without legislative action under a Connecticut law passed in 2019.
The law, Public Act 19-4, requires that on each January 1st, beginning in 2024, the state’s minimum wage be adjusted according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s calculation of the employment cost index for the twelve-month period ending on June 30th of the preceding year. The law requires the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor to review this percentage change and then announce any adjustments by October 15th of each year.
Connecticut Labor Commissioner Dante Bartolomeo announced the employment cost index increased by 4.6% over the twelve-month period ending on June 30, 2023, accounting for a $0.69 increase to the state’s minimum wage that will become effective on January 1, 2024.