The Labor and Public Employees Committee passed a bill to enact a state Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The bill will now be considered by both houses of the CT State Legislature.
The Labor and Public Employees Committee on Tuesday voted 9 to 5 in favor of identical measures (Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 5003), which would provide up to 12 weeks of coverage a year of paid leave for workers for their own illness or to care for an ill family member.
The bills guarantees workers will receive 100 percent of their pay — up to $1,000 per week — during their leave. It also ensures they will not be terminated or penalized for taking leave.
KardasLarson will be tracking this legislation as it continues to develop. Please contact us with any questions that you might have about how it may affect you, your employees, or your business.