June 28, 2016

On June 7, 2016, Gov. Malloy signed SB 262 into law, creating Public Act No. 16-195. This law expands the reasons an eligible employee may take leave under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CTFMLA). In addition to the reasons currently listed in the CTFMLA, eligible employees may take leave due to a qualifying exigency (as defined by federal FMLA regulations) arising out of the fact that the spouse, son, daughter or parent of the employee is on active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty, in the armed forces.

Under the law, in such circumstances private employees may take up to 16 work weeks of unpaid time off during any 24 month period. In order to qualify, a private employee must work for an employer with at least 75 employees and have been employed by the employer for at least 12 months and worked at least 1,000 hours during that time.

The law is effective immediately.

Public Act No. 16-195 »