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   Report UI Fraud | Posters and Publications | Laws and Legislation | The CT minimum wage is $11.00 per hour | CT Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
 

On October 1, 2019, Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase from $10.10/hour to $11.00/hour under Public Act 19-4: “An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage.” Subsequent increases will follow the schedule below:

$12.00 effective on September 1, 2020
$13.00 effective on August 1, 2021
$14.00 effective on July 1, 2022
$15.00 effective on June 1, 2023

For a summary of the Public Act and more related information, click here:

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Our phone system for filing weekly unemployment claims and performing an account status inquiry will soon be phased out to allow for enhanced electronic processing. During this transition, you’ll still be able to use the phone system three days a week, and we’re adding a new feature to our web service to make it easier than ever to file a claim or check your account status online! Click here for more information.

Legislation affecting the Connecticut Department of Labor - October 2019

Information on Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands residents. 

Just Updated! CTDOL’s Career Paths publication provides education and training advice, job strategy information, and valuable resources for successful career planning.

The latest edition of the Career Connection newsletter is now online. Features hiring events, workshops, programs and services offered by the Labor Department and its workforce partners. Please click here.

Spam Alert: Any emails associating CTDOL with a gofundme or RFI request (or similar) are not authentic and should be deleted. Considered malicious spam that uses CTDOL’s email header, spammers will use free sites that allow them to use any name and email address.

As of Jan. 1, 2019, CT employers are prohibited from inquiring about prospective employees' wage or salary histories. Read more here.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on the rights and duties of CT public-sector employers and employees, the Attorney General’s office has issued this guidance: Guidance on Janus v. AFSCME

Looking for employment or unemployment help? Our new webpage, www.JobCenterCT.com provides direct links to help with UI claims, job search, hiring events and more.  

Check out CT’s new Employer Resource Card | Employer Resource Guideoffering a roadmap to the many programs, services and incentives that may be available to companies and organizations.

The Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative is a free training program providing the skills to become a trades worker. Military veterans encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more

Unemployment Insurance Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (UI RESEA) is designed to help UI claimants return to work faster. If you have been selected to take part, please click here for information.

The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program provides financial assistance to Connecticut manufacturers that have a Registered Apprentice Program. Click here to apply or for information.

Looking for additional training for your current workforce? CT’s new Incumbent Worker Training Program can provide your company with up to $50,000 in matching funds. Click here to apply or for information.

 
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