For Businesses and Employers

Most employers with one or more employees in Connecticut have responsibilities and opportunities under CT Paid Leave.

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Your Role in CT Paid Leave

Covered employers in Connecticut play a vital role in helping workers access income replacement
benefits while they take leave for qualifying reasons under the federal Family and Medical Leave
Act of 1993 (FMLA), the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) and the Connecticut
Family Violence Leave Act.

All covered employers with 1 or more employees must register with CT Paid Leave. A sole proprietor/self-employed individual with employees in Connecticut, must register as an employer. They may also choose to opt-in as a sole proprietor.

“CT Paid Leave means my business is more competitive.”

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I need to register

In order to comply with CT Paid Leave, you must deduct employee contributions and remit them on a quarterly basis. Before you can remit payments, you will need to Register Your Business.

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I need to make a contribution

Covered employers are responsible for deducting employee contributions in the amount of 0.5% through payroll and remitting these contributions to the CT Paid Leave Authority on a quarterly basis.

CT Paid Leave is designed to be entirely employee funded.  There is no employer match.

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I want more information on applying for a private plan

The Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act applies to all covered employers with one or more employees. Employers may apply with the CT Paid Leave Authority to offer a private plan to all employees for paid leave coverage if it provides the same or better benefits than the state program.  The private plan must be approved in advance by the CT Paid Leave Authority.  

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I need to manage my account

You will use the My Account portal to manage your organization's contact information, remit contributions, update third-party administrator (TPA) relationships, access payment history, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act applies to Connecticut employers with one or more employees, unless they fit into one of the statutory exceptions. Under the law, you are required to withhold payroll deductions of 0.5% from your workers and remit these contributions to the CT Paid Leave Authority quarterly. Avoid unexpected fees and penalties — comply with the requirements of the CT Paid Family and Medical Leave Act.

While CT Paid Leave provides income for workers while they are away from work for a family or medical leave reason, as an employer you must also consider your obligations under CT FMLA when your worker tells you they need leave. CT FMLA applies to most businesses with one or more employees working in the state. View CT DOL new FMLA guidance.

While your worker will apply directly to the CT Paid Leave Authority for income replacement, they will apply to you for job protection under CT FMLA. 

If you have closed your business with another state agency, until your account is closed with CTPL please continue to submit a $0.00 wage statement to notify the Authority to indicate that no contributions are owed for the quarter. If you do not submit the $0.00 wage statement, the Authority will conclude you are not in compliance and will issue a Notice of CT Paid Leave Contributions Due, assessing interest and penalties. 

Third-party administrators must notify CT Paid Leave immediately if a client employer has permanently closed their business and/or no longer has CT employees. We expect the employer/TPA to continue to file whether or not they have wages to report up to the point they notify us and receive confirmation from us that we’ve “closed” their account with CT Paid Leave. If no wages are to be reported, we expect $0 to be submitted up to the point in which the employer has notified us they’ve closed or no longer have any employees.