On June 3, 2019, the Huffington post reported that the Connecticut state legislature recently passed the most generous paid family leave legislation in the nation. Governor Ned Lamont has stated he would sign the bill. These are some of the features of the bill:
- Workers would get 12 weeks off to care for a new baby, a seriously ill family member or loved one or for their own convalescence
- It would be funded by a 0.5% payroll tax
- The benefits will cover 95% of low-wage workers’ pay up to $900 a week
Read the article on Huffington post.