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Minimum Wage Increase

Published:  December 9, 2016

Effective January 1, 2017 the Massachusetts and Connecticut minimum wage will increase.

Massachusetts minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour, up from $10.00 per hour. 

Massachusetts server rates will increase to $3.75 per hour, up from $3.35.


Connecticut minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour, up from $9.60  per hour.

Connecticut server rates will increase to $6.38 per hour for tipped servers up from $6.07 and $8.23 per hour for bartenders up from $7.82
 
You’ll want to review your employee pay rates prior to January 1st and bump anyone below the new minimum up.  Don’t forget to call your payroll service provider with any changes needed!

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