2021 Minimum Wage Increases

Last Updated on January 4, 2021 by EANE Web Administrator

Article contributed by Mark Adams

Minimum Wage is on the Rise Throughout New England!

For Massachusetts, the minimum wage increased from $12.75 to $13.50 per hour effective January 1st.  The tipped employee wage also increased from $4.95 to $5.55 per hour.

Vermont saw its minimum wage increase from $10.96 per hour to $11.75 per hour effective January 1st as well.

On the other hand, Connecticut’s minimum wage is increasing on a different timeline due to its recent change last fall.  Since Connecticut’s minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour effective September 1, 2020, it will not increase again until later in 2021 with the minimum wage rising to $13.00 per hour effective August 1, 2021.

As Rhode Island just increased its minimum wage to $11.50 per effective October 1, 2020, there is no further increase scheduled at this time.   

Employers should ensure that their bulletin boards remain up to date with these changes.  As a reminder, EANE maintains a partnership with GovDocs whereby EANE Members are eligible for a discount from GovDocs on these posters. To receive your 10% discount, use this link when you order.