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6.20% - Social Security Tax
1.45% - Medicare Rate
Up To 4.62% - State Taxes

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage is $10.10 per hour.

Non Mandatory

Expat Benefits
There are no official expat benefits. However different companies can offer special benefits for the expats working for them. Benefits differ from one company to another.


The state sales tax is 4.62%.

Mandatory Benefits

Pension Fund
Employer:contributes approximately 7% of the total payroll per month for the employees pension funds. This percentage can vary, and is dependent on the pension plan.
Employee:typically contributes 2% (can range to 5%) of the monthly salary to pension fund.
Social Security
As of 2011, after the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, the Social Security tax rate is 4.2 percent of an employee's wages. In addition, there is a limit to the amount of wages that are subject to Social Security taxes. In 2016, the taxable wage base is be $118,500.
Advance Notice
There is no official advance notice period, but general practice is 2 weeks.
Severance Pay
Connecticut law does not either require or prohibit severance payments. It depends on the employer’s agreement with the employee.


Additional Employee Withholding
1. Medicare - 1.45%
2. Social Security - 6.2%
3. Unemployment Tax - 6.0% and maximum taxable earnings are $7,000
1. Unemployment Insurance - 1.90%-6.80% with maximum taxable earnings of $15,000.
1. Medicare - 1.45% (additional 0.9% contribution for employees earning less than $200,000)
2. Social Security - 6.2% with salary ceiling of $118,500
3. Unemployment Tax - 0%
1. Unemployment Insurance - Voluntary contributions permitted.


Termination Process
Connecticut follows “employment at will” doctrine which means both the employee and employer are allowed to terminate the employment at any given time without a reason Therefore at the time of termination, the employer much pay all the necessary wages up to the day of termination.