and Workplace Standards Division has jurisdiction
over the laws and regulations in employer-employee
relationships covering 1.6 million workers and 97,000
employers in Connecticut. Among these laws are minimum
wage, overtime, wage payment, prevailing wage, and
employment of minors. Our website highlights many of
these laws and is a useful tool for employees to become
aware of their rights in the workplace and for employers
to get information about our laws to foster compliance.
The Division is a law enforcement unit using criminal
and civil remedies to ensure compliance.
Through a balanced delivery of its services, the Wage and Workplace
Standards Division meets its historic mission of promoting prosperity and
stability in the workplace. The Division ensures employees receive the
benefits due them by enforcing workplace laws and help employers to
compete in Connecticut's business environment. We strive
to meet the needs of all our customers, the first time
and every time.