Paid Leave (CTPL) benefits began January 2022.

Connecticut Paid Leave

Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL)  

Connecticut benefits began January 2022. The CT law mandates employee contributions will be capped at 0.5% of their weekly wages up to the Social Security maximum. Premium is paid by the employees only; there is no financial contribution from employers. Employees may take leave for their own serious health condition, to bond with a new child or care for a family member with a serious health condition, or for a qualifying military-related circumstance. Employees may also take safe leave to address certain needs arising from domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault or abuse.

Connecticut CTPL Benefit Overview  

  • Up to 12 weeks combined family and medical leave
  • 95% of the employee’s base weekly earnings up to 40x the minimum wage
  • Employees earning more than minimum wage will receive an additional 60% of their weekly pay above minimum wage
  • The maximum benefit is based on 60x the minimum wage. 60x the minimum wage is equal to $941.40 per week

A private plan is allowed under the law.