Connecticut to add Paid Family and Medical Leave

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has promised to sign a bill that has been passed by the State Legislature, which will provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for workers in the state.  This leave law will allow workers in the state 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child, a sick family member, or a personal illness.  Additionally, the bill also allows two additional weeks of benefits for a serious health condition during pregnancy that results in incapacitation.  The bill does not have any minimum eligibility requirement for hours worked and will take effect in January 2021.  The paid family leave law will be funded by a payroll tax of 0.5%, and will cover 95% of an employee’s weekly wage up to 30 times the state minimum wage. 

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