On September 18, Giovanna Weller and Nick Zaino will be presenting at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s “Morning Mingle” event. They will discuss CT legislative developments, including paid FMLA and the changes to CT’s harassment laws.
About the Program
This legislative session that recently ended on June 5th produced several important new laws affecting Connecticut employers. First and foremost, Connecticut has a new paid FMLA law that will impact nearly every employer and employee. It is probably the most significant workplace law that Connecticut has passed in decades… and many employers are not aware of its significant scope. The new law will create an insurance program that will pay individuals who are eligible for FMLA leave. The money to fund the program will be collected from an employee payroll tax, and the insurance program will be administered by a new quasi-public agency of the state of Connecticut. The new law also expands who is a covered employee, increases the amount of job-protected time off, and expands the definition of family members. In addition to paid FMLA, the Connecticut legislature also passed sweeping changes to Connecticut’s sexual harassment training requirements, expanded the time period for filing discrimination complaints, expanded the damages available for discrimination complaints, and significantly increased the state’s minimum wage.
We will hold an informal and interactive discussion on how these new laws affect your business and steps you need to take toward compliance. Nick Zaino, from Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP, will lead the discussion with panel members Tom Curtin, Corporate Director, Human Resources at Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals and Michael Timmes, Senior Human Resource Specialist of Insperity, LLC.
For more information and to register, please click here.