Paid Sick Leave Passes House, Companies Need To Stop Profiting On Capital Punishment

April 25, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,

No one should have to choose between missing an important family event, going in to work sick and exposing others or taking a mental health day when needed. It's why we passed House Bill 5005 to allow for the accrual of paid leave, up to 40 hours each year, for those working at least 120 days annually. Businesses that already offer paid time off are exempt.

There has been a cultural change in the workplace since the pandemic and we don't want our coworkers showing up to work sick. This legislation promotes better public health outcomes while allowing workers to care for themselves or a sick loved one without adding financial strain.

And we listened to businesses, the measure will be phased in for employers with 25 employees or more in 2025, 11 or more in 2026, and 1 or more in 2027. Again, businesses already offering at least 40 hours of paid time off each year are exempt from this law.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration where it must be voted on before the 2024 legislative session ends on Wednesday, May 8th at 12:00 a.m.

I was happy to team up with Senator Saud Anwar for this opinion piece that appeared in CT Insider today.

From the article: "On a recent episode of "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver reported that Hamden-based Absolute Standards is supplying the execution drug pentobarbital to the federal government and other states, describing the practice as “questionably legal and definitely horrifying.”

To read the article in its entirety please click HERE.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns at or 860-240-8585.


Josh Elliott

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