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Details released about Conn.'s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

The Connecticut Paid Leave Authority has launched a new website – – with the goal of helping residents to understand their roles, rights, and responsibilities based on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The site is built to provide information for employers, employees, and healthcare providers to better navigate this new program, administered by the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority.

The program is set to begin on January 1st. Paid Leave program benefits become accessible to qualified employees beginning on January 1, 2022.

Some of these tools include:

·       Downloadable fact sheets, video guides and timelines specific to employer, employee, and sole proprietor/self-employed individuals’ needs.

·       An estimator tool to help employees anticipate payroll deductions. (The program is funded through payroll deductions)

·       Resources for sole proprietors and self-employed individuals interested in opting in to the program.

·       Resources for employers interested in applying for an exemption from the program.

·       Resources specific to all business types on how to register with the CT Paid Leave Authority.

·       Frequently Asked Questions that are updated periodically to include the most common inquiries as this new program is rolled out.

The Authority says this website has launched as a result of the efforts of many people and organizations advocating for the support of the paid family and medical leave in Connecticut. In particular, the co-chairs of the Labor and Public Employees Committee, Danbury State Senator Julie Kushner and State Representative Robyn Porter, were cited as instrumental in making Connecticut Paid Leave program a reality.

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