Proposed Changes to CT FMLA Provisions

A new bill in Connecticut contains significant proposed changes to the state’s FMLA provisions which, if passed, would go into effect October 1, 2017. Among the proposed changes are expansions to “the scope of relationships covered to include siblings and grandparents/grandkids”. Additionally, the bill “would revise the definition of employer to now include the state, municipalities, public schools, and private schools”. The revised law would also “extend the leave parents get upon the birth of a child or for placement of a child for adoption or foster care”, meaning CT employers would be required to provide “up to 32 weeks of unpaid leave for new parents”.

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