Exciting news! Earlier this month, the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority, the agency responsible for administering Connecticut’s new paid family and medical leave program, launched its new website– CTpaidleave.org– available in both English and Spanish. The site supports all Connecticut residents to understand their roles, rights, and responsibilities under Connecticut’s NEW Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA).
If you are looking for specific information about the program, how it will impact you or your business, and/or want to calculate payroll deductions, please visit CTpaidleave.org. This site, paidfamilyleavect.org, is focused on advocacy efforts that led to the passage of paid leave in Connecticut.
Reminder: in 2019, Connecticut became the 7th state (including Washington D.C.) to pass comprehensive paid family and medical leave legislation and approved one of the strongest and most inclusive laws in the nation. Employee payroll contributions to the program will begin in just a few short months, so it’s important now more than ever to understand the law and what will be available to eligible Connecticut workers when benefits begin early 2022.
The launch of CTpaidleave.org marks a critical step towards implementation of paid family and medical leave here in our state. Not only does the website provide information about the law, but it also provides tools and resources necessary for workers and employers necessary to understand their rights and responsibilities as implementation of the program progresses, payroll contributions begin, and benefits become available.
On CTPaidLeave.org, you’ll find…
- 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 as well as the ability to submit questions through Customer Support
The Campaign for Paid Family Leave remains committed to ensuring Connecticut residents – no matter where they work, what they earn, or who they care for – have access to comprehensive, affordable, and inclusive paid family and medical leave. The Campaign continues to monitor implementation of the program and work alongside the Authority to ensure workers across the state know and understand their rights under the new law.
Written by: Hannah Halloran, MSW Intern, CWEALF