Category: Legislative News

Legislative News
Major FMLA Expansion Hidden in Budget

Dear Business Owners, Lawmakers are considering a budget that expands mandatory family medical leave for all private employers in Connecticut. FMLA will be expanded to include extended family members, including grandchildren, grandparents, and siblings, adding up to 16 weeks of leave each year. This proposal goes into effect October 1, giving you just two weeks to […]

Legislative News
New Law Drops State Licensing Requirements For Some Jobs

Swimming pool assemblers and athletic agents are among the professionals who will no longer need to obtain state credentials to do their jobs, according to a bill signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy into law this week. Senate Bill 191, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2018, phases out occupational licenses for several jobs that don’t […]

Legislative News

A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 9 on two of the more controversial proposals to emerge from the Labor and Public Employees Committee this session. SB 13 and HB 6206 increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over each of the next five years, then mandate annual increases thereafter. HB 5591 effectively […]

Legislative News
New State Laws Take Effect October 1

October 1, 2016 marks the effective date for a number of new or revised state laws impacting Connecticut businesses. Issues & Policies 09.16.16 Energy & Telecommunications Tree removal. Under PA16-86 (HB 5150), trees and shrubs on public lands that may interfere with power lines or transportation corridors will now have greater due process rights before […]

Legislative News
Tonight: Public Hearing on State’s Minimum Wage

The Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board is holding a public hearing tonight–Wednesday, July 20–on their proposal to seek a higher state minimum wage in the 2017 legislative session.  As you know, the state’s minimum wage is already scheduled to increase to $10.10 in the coming year. Certain members of the board would prefer an even […]

Legislative News
Business Owners Take Action!

Connecticut cannot afford more state tax hikes. We can’t afford to lose more jobs, businesses, and families. State lawmakers vote this week on a 2017 budget plan that closes a near $1 billion deficit with no tax hikes, cuts spending by $830 million, and leaves the state’s Rainy Day Fund untouched. Call or email your […]

Chamber News
CANCELLED-Congressman Joe Courtney Breakfast

NEW DATE WILL BE SCHEDULED SOON Date: February 5, 2016 Time: 8:00 AM Location: The Windham Club- 184 Club Rd, North Windham, CT 06256 Cost: $20 per person includes breakfast Register Here The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region is hosting a legislative breakfast for members and the general public to meet and discuss national concerns […]

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