What You Should Be Reading: CT’s Minimum Wage

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Forty-five cents is a lot.

The minimum wage, passed by the state’s House this weekend, should be signed by Malloy. I don’t see why he wouldn’t.

The measure will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents per hour over a two-year period, for a total of $9 per hour.

For a breakdown of what happened go here.

One thing that is being talked about is how this will affect small business owners. If they aren’t paying above minimum wage now, I think this could have a huge impact.

And a quick Google search tells me people are already thinking about it. As it should be.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with rasinig it. I’m just curious as to what the consequences, or fallout could be.

The CT Mirror‘s story is a must read on this. They have the breakdown and what the actual, pun intended, dollars and cents are for the measure.

Via minimum-wage.org

“The minimum wage is $8.25 per hour for most employees in Connecticut, with exceptions for tipped employees, some student workers, and other exempt occupations.[1]

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $9.00 per hour. If this new law is passed, all Connecticut employees will be entitled to earn the new national Minimum Wage of $9.00 per hour.

Connecticut’s minimum wage was raised 25 cents to $8.25 in January 2010, and is one of the highest minimum wages in the United States. The minimum wage for minors under the age of 18 is 85% of the current minimum wage, which can be paid indefinitely for minors working at farms or for the government and for the first 200 hours of employment for minors employed elsewhere.”

Well, what do you think?



One Response to What You Should Be Reading: CT’s Minimum Wage

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