Connecticut Paid Leave & Connecticut FMLA
July 1 Deadline
Employees became eligible for benefits pursuant to the Connecticut Paid Leave Act on January 1, 2022. In addition, changes that were made to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act went into effect on January 1.
Effective July 1, 2022 employers are required to provide “written notice” to each employee: (1) “of the entitlement to family and medical leave,” including paid leave under Connecticut law “and the terms under which such leave may be used;” (2) “of the opportunity to file a claim” for paid leave; (3) that retaliation for applying for or receiving FMLA leave is prohibited; and (4) that an employee may file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner for any violation of the FMLA statutes.
Pending regulations provide that the notice requirement can be satisfied by providing the information in an employee handbook.
The notice must be provided to employees upon hire and annually thereafter.
A copy of the notice prepared by the Connecticut Department of Labor can be found at: