Wage and Workplace Standards

Our division interprets and applies labor laws that govern the relationship between Connecticut employers and their employees. Our two largest programs regulate wages and working conditions for more than 100,000 employers.


Minimum Wage: 

  • $14.00 effective on July 1, 2022
  • $15.00 effective on June 1, 2023
Publications, Forms, and Workplace Standards

File a wage or workplace complaint 

Tell us about labor law violations, including unpaid wages.

Employer Forms 

Access all authorization, request, and registration forms.

Manuals and Publications 

View and download the workplace guides and posters you need.

Prevailing Wages 

View by-town basic hourly pay rates for public works projects.

Standard Wage Rates 

Find wage rate information for certain service jobs.

Workplace Laws and Standards 

Read the laws and regulations governing employment and the workplace.

Employment of Minors 

Get rules and guidance for employing people who are less than 18 years old.

Worker Misclassification 

Ensure you are correctly classified as an employee or contractor.

Stop Work Orders 

Learn why we may investigate your workplace and stop work.
Contact Information and Location
Google Map Image of 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Wage Payment:
(860) 263-6790

Public Contract Compliance (Prevailing Wage):

(860) 263-6790

Hours of all Divisions: M-F (8AM - 4:30PM)
Closed on Saturday and Sundays

All WWS phones are manned Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8am-4:30pm