The new CT Family and Medical Leave Act was amended and put into motion on January 1, 2022.
The CTFMLA provides eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave during a 12-month period for qualifying family or medical leave reasons.
Employees are also entitled to return to their same or, if not available, an equivalent job at the end of their leave.
The CTFMLA applies to employers with one or more employees, including the State of Connecticut.
An employee may take CTFMLA leave if they have been employed by the employer for at least 3 consecutive months.
The CTFMLA does NOT apply to municipalities, local or regional boards of education, or nonpublic elementary or secondary schools (unless the employee is a school paraprofessional). An entity becomes an employer covered by the Act upon the first employee’s date of hire.