MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s lowest paid workers are getting a raise along with the New Year.

As of Monday, Vermont’s minimum wage increased to $10.50 per hour, up from $10 per hour.

According to a determination signed by Vermont Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle, the minimum wage for tipped workers increased to $5.25 per hour.

Beginning next year, the minimum wage will increase by 5 percent or the percentage increase of the consumer price index.

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