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.


The Wage and Workplace Standards Division has jurisdiction over the laws and regulations governing employer-employee relationships covering approximately 1.6 million workers and over 100,000 employers in Connecticut. Among these laws are minimum wage, overtime, wage payment, prevailing wage, and employment of minors.  Our website highlights many of these laws and is a useful tool for employees to become aware of their rights in the workplace and for employers to get information about our laws to foster compliance. The Division is a law enforcement unit using criminal and civil remedies to ensure compliance.

Through a balanced delivery of its services, the Wage and Workplace Standards Division meets its historic mission of promoting prosperity and stability in the workplace. The Division ensures employees receive the benefits due them by enforcing workplace laws and help employers to compete in Connecticut's business environment. We strive to meet the needs of all our customers, the first time and every time.

Minimum Wage: 

  • $14.00 effective on July 1, 2022
  • $15.00 effective on June 1, 2023
  • $15.69 effective on January 1, 2024

Wage and Workplace Standards Division Notice to Employers Utilizing Earned Wage Access (EWA) Products with Their Employees  

This guidance is designed to provide a service to employers and employees in Connecticut. It does not constitute legal advice. Although the Department of Labor makes every effort to provide quality information, it makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.

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 Wage Information 

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.

Joint Enforcement Commission For Worker Misclassification (JEC) 

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