About 60% of Connecticut businesses required to register for the state’s Paid Family Medical Leave program had registered ahead of Monday’s deadline, officials said during an online press conference.
Of the 110,000 employers required to register with the CT Paid Leave Authority, only around 66,000 had as of the March 1 deadline, the authority’s CEO, Andrea Barton Reeves said. That leaves about 44,000 businesses in the state not complying with the newly-enacted law.
Beginning in 2022, the program should allow workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for medical and family emergencies. But the program anticipates a .5% payroll deduction as of Jan. 1, and businesses have been slow to comply. The authority delayed the deadline once, pushing it from Feb. 1 to March 1. About 20,000 businesses signed up during that extended window, Barton Reeves said. Read More