Beginning on January 1, 2022, paid leave benefits under the Connecticut Paid Leave program (CPL) will be available for certain qualifying events under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA), and the Connecticut Family Violence Leave Act.
Beginning January 1, 2021, employers began withholding employee contributions (0.5% payroll tax) from each employee’s paycheck for ultimate remittance to the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority trust fund, which oversees the payment of CPL benefits.
The first quarterly payment to the CPL Authority is due at the end of this month (March 2021). After that you will need to continue making quarterly payments due at the end of the last month of each quarter.
At this time we do not have any specific guidelines or procedures for employees and employers regarding applying for and receiving the actual benefits (starting January 1, 2022). The CT Department of Labor will publish these guidelines at the end of this year for you to distribute to your employees. All private sector employees will have some form of leave benefit. Some federal, some state, some paid, some unpaid, and job protection. We will keep you informed both with news and webinars on the specifics of each.