Tolland County, Minimum Wage and Wage Claims
What Is the Minimum Wage in Tolland County, ?
You are entitled to the highest minimum wage that applies where you work, whether set by your city, county, or state government. (Most cities and counties don’t have their own minimum wage laws.)
The minimum wage in is the same as the federal minimum wage: $7.25 an hour.
What Is the Tipped Minimum Wage in Tolland County, ?
Some states and local governments allow employers to pay tipped employees a lower minimum hourly wage; others don't.
Tipped Minimum Wage
In , your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $2.13 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $7.25 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.
Who Enforces Tolland County, Minimum Wage Laws?
If you have questions about 's minimum wage, contact the
How to File a Wage Claim in Tolland County,
If you were not paid the minimum wage in Tolland County, , you may have the right to file a wage claim or complaint with a government agency. Be sure to look at the wage claim materials (below) for the agency that enforces the law you believe was violated, whether city, county, or state.
All jurisdictions impose a time limit on how far back you may claim unpaid wages, so it's important to file your claim quickly. There may be other restrictions on the claims you may file, such as dollar-amount limits or limits on the agency’s ability to force employers to comply with the law. You may be required to ask your employer to pay you correctly before you file a claim. And, you almost always have the option to go straight to court and file a lawsuit instead of filing a wage claim with a government agency. For these reasons, it often makes sense to talk to an experienced wage and hour lawyer to make sure you know all of your options, understand the strength of your claims, and decide how to proceed.
Filing a Wage Claim with the
Get Help With Tolland County, Wage Claims and Lawsuits
If you are considering filing a wage claim or lawsuit, you may want to speak to a local wage and hour attorney. The resources below can help you find a lawyer near you.
Tolland County, Free or Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Some law schools have free legal clinics that provide assistance with specific problems, including wage and hour issues and other employment matters. Find a list of law schools offering legal clinics on a variety of issues at the American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono.
Tolland County, Lawyer Directories
Lawyer Referral Services in . Check with the State Bar Association for information on lawyer referral services in Tolland County, . Lawyer referral services match people with attorneys who specialize in particular legal fields, such as wage and hour law.
NELA’s “Find-A-Lawyer” Service. Search the National Employment Lawyer’s Association’s membership to find Tolland County, lawyers who specialize in wage and hour claims and other employment issues.