Boy how time flies! It’s been over a year since the new Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL) Act was enacted. At that time, we all thought it was far away to devote time to this new law, but that’s not quite the case today. On November 1, employers can begin to register, and on January 1 employers must begin deductions from employee paychecks to subsidize the CTPL program – that’s only in a little over two months! See my June 2019 blog for more law details.
What do employers need to do?
- Beginning November 1 – register via the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority (PFMLIA)
- Communicate to all employees about the program and that employees will see deductions from their paycheck beginning January 1, 2021.
- Beginning January 1, 2021 employers begin withholding employee contributions – ½ of 1% from each paycheck.
- At the end of each quarter, payments are due from employers to the PFMLIA. These payments can also be submitted during the quarter.
- Beginning January 1, 2022, employees can begin utilizing leave benefits.
KardasLarson will provide updates to this new program.