CT Family and Medical Leave vs. Paid Leave: Here’s What to Know

Connecticut employees who need time off from work may qualify for job-protected leave and income replacement.

By Gabby DeBenedictis - CT Mirror Explains

But contrary to what Connecticut Paid Leave Authority CEO Erin Choquette called a “pretty persistent misconception,” the benefits are offered under two separate programs, each with their own application process.

Job-protected leave has been available under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act since the 1990s — though the program was expanded in January 2022 — while income replacement has been administered by the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority since December 2021.

Here’s what to know about the two programs.