On January 4, 2017

Vermont’s minimum wage goes up slightly

Vermont’s minimum wage increased from $9.60 to $10.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017, in accordance with legislation signed by Governor Shumlin in June 2014. The tipped-employee minimum wage also increased on Jan. 1 to $5.00 per hour.
Vermont’s minimum wage will increase in January 2018 to $10.50, and statutory provisions to track the CPI-U inflation rate are set to resume in 2019.
“Vermont has been a leader in enacting a state minimum wage that helps workers attain greater economic stability. Giving a boost to hard-working Vermonters is the right thing to do, and is good for Vermont’s economy, ”said Governor Shumlin.
“It is estimated that the increase will benefit up to 30,000 Vermont workers. The fact that the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not been raised in eight years, makes Vermont’s minimum wage even more important for our working families,” said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.

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