CT Bills Pass First Hurdle


The Connecticut Labor and Public Employees Committee has approved several pieces of legislation that will now move on to the state House and Senate.

One bill would expand the state’s family and sick leave laws, and another would increase requirements for sexual harassment training.

The Connecticut Post describes the new potential legislation regarding harassment as follows:

The bill would require employers with three or more employees to post information about the illegality of sexual harassment in a prominent workplace location and communicate it directly to employees annually. Employers with 15 or more employees would have to train all employees and supervisors with two cumulative hours of awareness and anti-harassment compliance training.

The group of bills contains legislation regarding pay discrimination, which would prohibit employers from asking candidates about their salary history.

Additionally, one piece of legislation would raise Connecticut’s minimum wage, increasing it “from $10.10 an hour to $12 per hour in 2019 and $13.50 in 2020”.

For more details on this legislation, please click here.

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