Your Work Will Soon Be Worth More

This article was published on: 12/25/15 12:07 PM by Curt

For minimum wage earners in Connecticut who work a full 8 hour day, your pay will increase by a total of $3.60 a day, as Connecticut raises the minimum wage from $9.15 to $9.60 an hour commencing on January 1st. Connecticut joins 14 other states in the minimum wage increase which ranges from $0.05 an hour to a full $1.00 an hour in the State of Massachusetts, where minimum wage rises to a full $10.00 an hour. Each state bases their minimum wage according to the consumer price index, which factors in, the rising cost of living. Many cities within high cost states, such as Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco, are gradually phasing in $15 an hour minimum wages, while other cities and states have already enacted the $15 minimum wage specifically for public-sector and governemnt-contract workers. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since 2009, when George W. Bush was president, and workers are still paid at that rate in 21 states.

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