Family and Medical Leave Act Expansion

Last week, the Connecticut House passed a paid family and medical leave bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont.

This new legislation would expand employee eligibility and covered reasons for leave effective July 1, 2022.

As explained by JD Supra, the major effects of the bill include:

  • “Making 12 weeks of paid leave, funded by a 0.5% employee payroll tax (effective in 2021), available to the vast majority of employees in Connecticut beginning in 2022; and
  • “Expanding covered FMLA reasons to include caring for grandparents/children, siblings, and those who are equivalent to a family member.”

For more information and to view the full draft regulations, please click here.

The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from JD Supra on June 3, 2019 written by Francis Alvarez and Sally Welch St. Onge of Jackson Lewis P.C.

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