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All Connecticut Employers Are Covered by State Family and Medical Leave Act Beginning 2022

Have any employees in Connecticut? Then you are covered by the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (Connecticut FMLA).

All employers with at least one employee in Connecticut are covered by the Connecticut FMLA as of January 1, 2022.

The Connecticut FMLA has been in effect for many years. It previously covered only employers with at least 75 employees in Connecticut.

Connecticut FMLA obligations for employers with any employees in Connecticut include:

  • Employees are eligible after three months of employment.

  • Eligible employees are entitled 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for various covered reasons.

  • Two additional weeks may be available for an incapacitating serious health condition during a pregnancy.

  • If the employer is also covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, these leave periods may or may not run concurrently.

In addition, nearly all employees in Connecticut are eligible for paid leave benefits through the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority beginning January 1. This is a separate monetary benefit from the job-protected leave under the Connecticut FMLA.

Finally, remember that employers with at least 50 employees in Connecticut may need to comply with the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law, which has been in effect for years and applies to non-exempt “service workers,” as defined by the law.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2022National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 11
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Tanya Bovee, employment law compliance attorney, employment lawyer, disability accommodation, Jackson Lewis, Hartford law firm
Office Managing Principal

Tanya A. Bovée is the Office Managing Principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Bovée routinely advises and provides management training on all aspects of employment law compliance, employment disputes and personnel matters such as hiring, firing, performance management, internal investigations, and disability accommodation. She also has an active litigation practice, defending employers from federal and state claims. Ms. Bovée also defends employers in OFCCP compliance reviews and oversees...

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Russell N. Jarem is Of Counsel in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Mr. Jarem regularly advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including litigation under state and federal anti-discrimination statutes in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, the Department of Labor, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the Equal Employment Opportunities...

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Sally Welch St. Onge, Jackson Lewis, preventive counseling attorney, EEOC law, employment litigation lawyer, performance management legal counsel
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Sally Welch St. Onge is an Associate in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on employment litigation and preventive counseling.

Ms. St. Onge defends employers in state and federal court and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In addition, Ms. St. Onge also advises management on various topics, including performance...

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