CT Paid Leave: What You Need to Know
The Chamber was pleased to share a webinar led by Andrea Reeves Barton, Inaugural CEO of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority (PFMLIA) and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT on February 4.
This important informational session provided an overview for employers regarding new requirements under the CT Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The act, which took effect on January 1, 2021, impacts businesses of all sizes, as well as their employees.
This overview explains the program, who is eligible, how it is administered, and employer responsibilities. Companies that have private leave plans can apply for an exemption through process explained in the webinar.
Key dates for employers include the beginning to withhold employee contributions, ½ of 1%, to be paid to the CT Paid Leave Authority trust fund. The first quarter payment is due by March 31. Payments can be submitted during the quarter.
View the recorded webinar here.
A pdf copy of the presentation is available here.
Find more resources and information at CTPaidLeave.org. There you can register your business and apply for an exemption if providing the benefit through a private program. The website also provides information and posters to help explain the program to your employees: Fact Sheet, Toolkit, Info Card, Mailer, and Poster.
Questions about CT Paid Leave can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.