Have You Provided Proper Notice of Connecticut’s Revised Mandatory Paid Sick Leave?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Susan M. Westphal on January 30, 2015

Many states, including Connecticut, are mandating paid sick leave.  Connecticut’s paid sick leave law (Connecticut General Statutes §31-57r), became effective in 2012, but recent amendments went into effect in January 2015.  We previously wrote about these amendments which modify the method for determining whether or not an employer is exempt from providing paid leave and the time within which sick leave is accrued.  However, within the fine print of the law is a requirement for employers to give proper notice of various provisions of the law to their employees.  To satisfy this obligation, employers may post a notice regarding the terms of the law.  The posting must be placed in a conspicuous place, accessible to the workers, in their place of work, in both English and Spanish.  Since the amendments to the law came into effect this month, any old posters must be replaced with revised ones.  Copies of the new posters are available here.

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About the Authors

Robert G. Brody is the founding member of Brody and Associates, LLC. He has been quoted and published in national publications and appears as a guest T.V. commentator on contemporary Labor and Employment issues. Learn More

Susan Westphal has represented employers in employment disputes covering wage and hour claims, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and employment at will, both in court and before administrative agencies. Learn More »