Paid Family & Medical Leave Program Accepting Applications Starting January

December 9, 2021

I am pleased to announce that Connecticut's landmark Paid Family and Medical Leave Program will start accepting applications for claims of qualifying events on or after January 1, 2022.

Under the program, which the legislature passed in 2019, eligible workers will be able to take up to 12 weeks of time off work for certain qualifying events without losing income.

Connecticut is only the eighth state in the nation to enact a paid family and medical leave program. Currently, only 13% of private-sector workers in the United States have access to paid family and medical leave.

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House Passes Tax Cut for Local Businesses

April 29, 2021

Under HB 5377, unemployment benefits paid to former employees from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 will not affect an employer’s experience rate, lifting a significant burden for local businesses.

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