Connecticut New Hire and Annual Paid Family Medical Leave Rights Notice Requirement
Connecticut New Hire and Annual Paid Family Medical Leave Rights Notice Requirement Takes Effect July 1, 2022
Connecticut is among a number of states enacting paid family medical leave protection for covered employees to take protected time off with the employer for specific categories of medical or family care qualifying events and receive limited wage replacement benefits from the government. Starting July 1, 2022, employers will be required to provide a notice of the law’s basic rights to new hires as well as annually in the case of those existing ongoing employees. However, since it is typical in the entertainment industry to lay off the production workforce and rehire those they want to return for the start of the next season in television production or commencement of a studio’s next movie, so the annual requirement will have less relevance. A sample of the State’s form notice is available here.