Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has pledged to sign the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave legislation, which passed in the legislature on June 3, 2011. Upon its January 1, 2012, effective date, Connecticut will become the first state in the country to mandate paid sick leave. Although the legislation (Public Act 11-52) provides a safe harbor for covered employers that already offer other types of paid leave, such employers nonetheless may need to modify their policies and practices to ensure compliance with the legislation. The extent of such modifications, however, is uncertain as we await guidance or regulations interpreting certain aspects of P.A. 11-52.