Every worker has these rights:
- You must be paid for all of the hours you worked at the agreed upon wage.
- You must be paid at least $11.00 per hour in Connecticut.
- You must get overtime pay (1.5 x your regular wage) for every hour over 40 hours you worked in a week for one employer.
- You must be paid for your time, starting from when the employer picks you up and ending when you are dropped you off. This must include any time you spent waiting for materials to arrive or for equipment to be repaired.
File a complaint with Connecticut Department of Labor at 860-263-6790 if you have not been paid for time you spent working.
- You must get an unpaid 30-minute meal break for every 7.5-hour shift that you work.
- You must work in a safe place that is free from physical, emotional, and sexual harm.
- You must not be discriminated against based on your race, religion, national origin, gender, or age.
- You have the right to take group action to improve your working conditions and pay without threats of retaliation. File a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at 1-844-762-NLRB if you are retaliated against for taking group action.
File a complaint with OSHA at 203-579-5581 if you feel you are working in an unsafe or unhealthy environment. If it is an emergency, call 1-800-321-6742.
- You must get medical treatment and missed wages if you are hurt while on the job and your injury prevents you from working.
File a complaint with the Worker’s Compensation Commission at 203-325-3881 if you have been injured while working on the job.
- You are free to quit your job at any time if you are unhappy with it for any reason.