For Some Connecticut Residents 2017 Will Bring in a Raise

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For Some Connecticut Residents 2017 Will Bring in a Raise

Nineteen states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.

For Some Connecticut Residents 2017 Will Bring in a Raise

Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase from $9.60 to $10.10 per hour. This is the last step in a 3 year process that raised the minimum wage from $8.70 in 2014 to it's current stage.

Connecticut was the first state in the country to adopt legislation establishing a $10.10 minimum wage. Since then, other states have passed that figure.

There are a couple of their laws that will take effect Jan 1 as well. The one that may give some residents a second chance is the requirement to eliminate the question box on job applications regarding prior convictions.  The point is to not prejudice a potential applicant without need to know the extent of their past, especially as younger people can get into issues just due to being there.  For sensitive positions, that is removed and a full disclosure can be requested if appropriate.

All are looking to get into the New Year on a positive and form Connecticut residents this could be a start.

For Some Connecticut Residents 2017 Will Bring in a Raise

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Ed Silva, I remember $1.05 was my first job.  Miss the Santa outfit.  Maybe the baby New Year you should have.


Dec 30, 2016 07:06 AM #1
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

These sound positive steps to helping many people improve their lives. Have a wonderful 2017.

Dec 30, 2016 08:54 AM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Hello Ed Silva  That is wonderful news 

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year

Dec 30, 2016 11:49 AM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ed great local information, I am sure those who are affected by it will be happy at least for the  first four paychecks... if we do not connect I would like to wish you a Happy New Year, Endre

Dec 30, 2016 07:33 PM #4
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

People need to be compensated and be able to feed their family for hard work Ed. What happened to the blue collar America?

Dec 30, 2016 10:07 PM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Washington State too. I can't believe how little some families have for an annual budget. It's my hope it will help many better manage their lives. D 

Dec 31, 2016 10:30 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ed -  the increase won't help if businesses can't afford to hire them.

Jan 02, 2017 05:56 PM #7
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