Connecticut mandates paid sick leave

Employers may want to learn the finer points of the state's new paid sick leave legislation

Currently awaiting the signature of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, the state's new law mandating paid sick leave for most public and private employees will be the first of its kind in the nation.

The legislation, Public Act 11-52, which was passed on June 3, doesn't go into effect until Jan. 1, 2012, but may well present challenges to employers looking to ensure compliance. The law does, however, offer safe harbor for covered employers that already offer similar types of paid sick leave, but establishes some ground rules here as well.

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