CLA Priorities - Update on urgent legislative issues.
17% Occupancy Tax and 13% B&B Tax Increases
Your testimony and voice on why this 2% increase is damaging to the lodging industry is crucial.
- Contact your local representatives and tell them why this increase is destructive to your business and the tourism industry. CLICK HERE for information and talking points about CT occupancy taxes.
$15 Minimum Wage Increase
The bill passed the Labor Committee and is now in review of the CT Senate and House. Several versions are in discussion which include the increase to begin in 2020, or using an incremental increase by either 2022 or 2023.
Paid Family and Medical Leave
The bill passed the Labor Committee and now is in review of the CT Senate and House. Each employee would receive up to 12 weeks, every two years for medical leave. Requires to pay full pay up to $1000 a week, per employee. Would begin in 2021, funding payments start in 2020. There is no seed capital for the fund. Deducts 0.5 percent of pay from every working person’s paycheck. Any business with 1 or more employees would be required to pay in.
The bill passed the Labor Committee and now is in review of the CT Senate and House. Employers would have to provide written schedules for hourly employees two weeks at a time. Employers shall pay an employee one-half of the employee's regular rate for any scheduled work hours the employee does not work due to the employer cancelling or reducing the employee's scheduled work hours.
See below for status on bills, CLA Testimony, and how you can take action.