Connecticut Overtime Law


Connecticut's Minimum Wage

Connecticut's minimum wage is currently $8.00 per hour.


Each employer is required to keep at the place of employment for a period of three years a true and accurate time and wage record for each employee. The records shall also show the following:

1. name.
2. home address.
3. occupation.
4. total daily and weekly hours worked showing the beginning and ending time of each work period, computed to the nearest unit of 15 minutes.
5. total hourly, daily, or weekly basic wage.
6. overtime wage as a separate item.
7. addition and deductions from wages each pay period.
8. total wages paid each pay period.
9. working certificates for 16-18 year old employees.

Frequency of Payment

Each employer shall pay weekly all moneys due each employee on a regular payday, designated in advance by the employer in cash or negotiable check or upon the employee's written request, by credit to such employee's bank account.

Last Paycheck

The employer shall pay an employee who voluntarily terminates or is laid off on the next regular payday. If an employee is discharged all wages are due the next business day.

Withholding of Wages

No employer may withhold or divert any portion of an employee's wages unless required or empowered by state or federal law, the employer has written authorization from the employee on a form approved by the Labor Commissioner, or for a medical premium or retirement plan.


Each employer shall advise his employees in writing, at the time of hiring, the rate of remuneration hours of employment and wage payment schedules and make available to his employees either in writing or through a posted notice, any employment practices and policies or change therein with regard to wages, vacation pay, sick leave, health and welfare benefits and comparable matters.

Connecticut Overtime Law

Each employer shall pay 1-1/2 times the employee's regular rate of pay after 40 hours in the workweek. Overtime pay is due for actual hours worked over 40.  Connecticut Overtime Law does not require employers to pay overtime on a daily basis, weekends, or holidays except by agreement.

To learn more about Connecticut Overtime Law visit the Connecticut Department of Labor at

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