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Employers in Connecticut must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum wage rate in Connecticut is $8.70 per hour.
Employers may pay learners, beginners and persons under the age of 18 a lower minimum wage of at least 85% of the state minimum wage for the first 200 hours of employment.
All employees are covered by the state minimum wage and overtime laws, except those employed:
Wage orders are in existence for the following industries: beauty, cleaning and dyeing, laundry, mercantile trade, restaurant and hotel restaurant.