June 2022: Connecticut Employers Must Provide CT FMLA and CT Paid Leave Act Notice by July 1, 2022

21 Jun


Update Applicable to:
All employers in the state of Connecticut

What happened?
On May 31, 2022, the Connecticut Department of Labor and the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority have issued a template written notice that employers may provide to employees explaining their entitlement to leave under the CT Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as paid benefits under the Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL) Act.

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What are the details?
Effective July 1, 2022, every employer is required to provide its employees with written notice describing:

  1. Their entitlement to job-protected leave provided under the CT FMLA and the terms under which such leave may be used
  2. The opportunity to file a claim for compensation under the CTPL Act
  3. The retaliation protections provided by the Acts
  4. The right to file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner

The notice must be provided in writing to employees both upon hire and annually thereafter.

The proposed CT FMLA regulations indicate employers may fulfill the notice requirement by providing the required information in an employee handbook, but those regulations have not been finalized.

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For more information, please see the links below:

The Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act and CTPLA

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and provide their employees with the provided template above to their employees and add it to their new hire process.

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