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Special Report: Connecticut's Paid Sick Leave Law Questions and Answers (2015 Update)

This 2015 update reflects the revisions the Connecticut Legislature passed to the law (eff. 01/01/15) and the associated revisions the Connecticut Department of Labor made to its Guidance.

Do You Have 50 Employees For Purposes of the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Act? On January 1, 2015, You May Have to Recount!

On January 1, 2015, changes to Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Act (“Sick Leave Act”) will go into effect. These modifications are a result of Governor Dannel Malloy’s signing into law an amendment (“Amendment”) on June 6, 2014. Two of the key developments are the method for determining whether or not an employer is exempt from providing paid leave and the time within which sick leave is accrued.

Connecticut Legislature Makes Changes to Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law

In its most recent legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill that enacted a number of changes to the law commonly referred to as the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law, which originally went into effect on January 1, 2012, and is codified at Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-57r-w. Connecticut Public Act No. 14-128, which was signed into law on June 6, 2014 and will go into effect on January 1, 2015, changes the mechanism for determining whether a nonmanufacturing business is exempt from providing paid sick leave. The 2012 version of the law required employers with 50 or more employees in Connecticut during any of the previous year’s quarters to provide paid sick leave to qualifying employees. In contrast, under Public Act 14-128, employers must determine if they meet the 50-employee threshold based on the number of employees on their payroll during the week containing October 1, annually.

Connecticut Employers Must Re-Evaluate Sick Leave Law Coverage

Do you know how many employees you had in 2012? Connecticut businesses with 50 or more total employees in any calendar quarter of 2012 are covered by the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law for 2013.

Connecticut Becomes First State To Mandate Paid Sick Leave

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut has signed the first state law in the U.S. requiring private employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave.
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