In 2019, the Connecticut legislature enacted the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, a statute which created a comprehensive paid family and medical leave insurance program in Connecticut.
Beginning January 1, 2022, Connecticut employers must now provide paid leave for the reasons covered by the new law. The new tax will be deducted from employee paychecks begin January 1, 2021.
It’s important to note that the act expanded the scope of existing law to now include any employer with one or more employees.
Employees who have been employed for 12 weeks or more are covered by this new program.
The legislation also removed a minimum hours work provision in the original bill and expanded the definition of family member to include not just blood relatives, but anyone living in close proximity to the employee.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your contact at RAND Insurance (203) 637-1006.