Concerned about the impact that mandated paid family and medical leave will have on your business?
State lawmakers will soon act on legislation mandating 12-14 weeks annual paid leave at 100% of salary, capped at $1,000 weekly, for all private sector workers in Connecticut.
Employers will shoulder additional administrative burdens involved with juggling new workforce demands to accommodate employees on leave while continuing to provide non-wage benefits for employees absent for up to three months annually.
Connecticut’s proposed leave benefits are far richer than those in neighboring states, while the eligibility threshold is low. Your employees can take time to care for “other people LIKE family members” as well as extended family.
Lawmakers must hear directly from you. Tell them Connecticut small businesses simply cannot afford paid FMLA and ask them to support exempting the state’s small businesses from these bills.
Please take a moment and follow this link to send an email or tweet to state lawmakers telling them that small businesses cannot afford this paid leave mandate. We have partnered with CBIA and have a website page where you can type in your address and a letter will be generated to your local lawmakers. It is that easy to let them know how you feel about this very important issue.
For more information, please contact The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region, Diane Nadeau, President/CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-423-6389.