National Partnership for Women & Families

Paid Sick Days Expansion

Connecticut
State: Connecticut
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: HB 6784
Introduced in House and referred to Committee on Labor & Public Employees: 02/13/15
Hearing (scheduled): 03/05/15
Summary:

The bill expands Connecticut’s current paid sick days law. The bill removes the narrow application of the law to “service workers” and extends it to all employees whose employer falls within the provided definition. It amends the definition of “employer” by lowering the covered employer threshold to 10 employees from 50,expanding the definition to include chain businesses and removing the exemption for non-profit organizations providing recreation, child care, and education. It also broadens the definition of family member from child and spouse to include a sibling, parent, grandparent or grandchild. The bill changes the waiting period for new employees to use paid sick days from 680 hours to 120 calendar days.

Entry updated as of: March 2, 2015.