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Legal Update: Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Gets Major Overhaul: Who’s Covered, What Qualifies, and More

On May 21, 2024, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation expanding Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave law beginning January 1, 2025. The new legislation expands the scope of employers covered by the law, increases the number of employees eligible for leave, and broadens the qualifying reasons for paid sick leave, among other substantive changes.

Expansion of Employers Covered By the Paid Sick Leave Law

Currently, the Paid Sick Leave law requires employers with 50 or more employees in Connecticut to provide paid sick leave. The new law expands the employers covered by the law such that, by January 2027, private employers with at least one employee in Connecticut will be required to provide paid sick leave to their employees as follows:

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