Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave (CT PFML)
The CT PFML was signed into law on June 25, 2019, with benefits becoming available to employees on January 1, 2022. All employers (with some exceptions) will be required to provide CT PFML coverage to their employees.
CT PFML is a statewide program that will allow eligible employees paid time off for various reasons, including:
- Recovering from an employee's own serious health condition (including serving as an organ or bone marrow donor).
- Caring for a family member with a serious health condition.
- Bonding with a new child (through birth, foster care or adoption).
- Attending to a qualifying military event.
- Caring for a family member who is an injured service member.
- Addressing issues related to family violence
Covered family members include spouses, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and individuals related by blood or affinity whose close association to the employee shows the equivalent of a familial relationship.
Most Connecticut employers are required to participate. Exceptions include self-employed individuals, municipal employers, and non-public elementary and secondary schools. An employer can satisfy their obligations through the state plan or a private plan.