June 10, 2019 - Labor and Employment Group News: Connecticut House Passes Extensive Paid Family Medical Leave Bill
Monumental changes to Connecticut employment law are on the horizon.
Late last week, the House approved a bill creating a paid family and medical leave program in Connecticut. Senate Bill 0001, “An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave,” creates a Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) program to provide wage replacement benefits to certain employees taking leave for reasons allowed under Connecticut’s Family and Medical Leave Act (CFMLA).The bill contains a number of changes impacting CFMLA, beginning as soon as January 2021. Here are the most noteworthy:
Other proposed changes concern the maximum amount of leave available, the expansion of family members for whom an employee can take leave for, and record keeping requirements for employers. Connecticut will be joining its neighbors New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey in offering paid family leave benefits.
Employers operating in Connecticut should consider the effect paid leave will have on its policies and payroll practices, and provide additional training for human resources personnel and supervisors accordingly. As always, Murtha lawyers are available to help employers with any and all aspects of compliance with the CFMLA and FMLI program.
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