Conn. bill could force franchises to pay 130% of minimum wage

04/9/2014 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

Large employers in Connecticut, those with 500 workers or more, would be required to pay 130% of the minimum wage or face a penalty of $1 for every working hour compensated below that rate, according to a bill that passed in the state legislature's labor committee last month. Franchise businesses would be among those forced to raise wages or face the penalty because the bill categorizes franchisees as part of the larger franchisor company.

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