Employee Classification: Connecticut

Employee Classification requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • Connecticut's overtime and minimum wage exemptions are similar to those of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in many respects. However, there are several important differences that require special attention. See Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions.
  • One of the most significant differences is that the requirements for Connecticut's exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees vary depending on the employee's salary level. See Executive Employees, Administrative Employees and Professional Employees.
  • Where Connecticut's requirements diverge from those of the federal government, employers must comply with the requirements that favor their employees.