On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage will increase in twenty states across the country. Included in these 20 states are many New England states. If you are currently operating in any of the below states, take note of the change in minimum wage that will take effect on Thursday:

  • Connecticut: Beginning January 1, 2015, employees will receive a minimum wage of $9.15 per hour with a scheduled increase to $10.10 per hour by January 1, 2017.
  • Massachusetts: Beginning January 1, 2015, employees will receive a minimum wage of $9.00 per hour with a scheduled increase to $11.00 per hour by January 1, 2017.
  • Rhode Island: Beginning January 1, 2015, employees will receive a minimum wage of $9.00 per hour
  • Vermont: Beginning January 1, 2015, employees will receive a minimum wage of $9.15 per hour with a scheduled increase to $10.50 per hour by January 1, 2018.