Virtually all private employers in Connecticut and are now required to provide job-protected family and medical leave. In many cases, employees taking family and medical leave are eligible for compensation from the CT Paid Leave Authority.
Beginning July 1, 2022, employers are required to provide every employee with written notice of their leave rights under Connecticut’s family and medical leave law. The statute requires that notice be given to employees at the time of hiring and annually thereafter. However, a CT Department of Labor representative confirmed that posting the notice in the manner of other workplace notices (such as posters conspicuously placed in breakrooms) would be acceptable.
Although the employer may develop its own notice, the CT Department of Labor and CT Paid Leave Authority developed a prototype notice for employers, available here.
If you have not yet developed a family and medical leave policy or if your policy has not been updated to reflect the significant changes in the law that went into effect on January 1, 2022, an update is strongly recommended.
The labor and employment attorneys at Berchem Moses PC can assist you with complying with state and federal leave laws and updating your policies to comply. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.