For covered employees in the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Paid Leave program offers the opportunity to take time for care of personal and family health needs without worrying about lost income while you are away from work.
For employers who utilize CPS for payroll, CPS will collect and submit payment to the CTPL program and process / submit the applicable wage and tax reports to the state for all of our clients. However, you will need to register here with the CT Paid Leave Authority. Watch this video for additional guidance on registering.
All employers* with one or more employees are covered under the CTPL program. The program is 100 percent funded by the employee with no employer contribution.
Covered employees are eligible for CTPL program benefits if they have:
*Unionized employees of the State of Connecticut and employees of the federal government, municipalities, local or regional boards of education, or non-public elementary or secondary schools may not be covered, with some exceptions.
**Wages may include salary or hourly pay, vacation pay, holiday pay, tips, commissions, severance pay and the cash value of any “in-kind” payments.
Benefit rates* will be equal to 95% of an employee’s average weekly wages if the wages are less than or equal to the CT minimum wage multiplied by 40. If wages exceed the CT minimum wage multiplied by 40, the employee’s benefit rate will be 95% of the employee’s average weekly wage up to the CT minimum wage multiplied by 40 plus 60% of the amount the average weekly wage exceeds the CT minimum wage multiplied by 40. The benefit rate is capped at 60 times the CT minimum wage. Benefits are 100 percent funded by the employee with no employer contribution
*The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act stipulates benefit rates may be reduced if revenue is insufficient.
Covered employees may receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave benefits in a 12-month period, with certain exceptions.
To bond with a new child — by birth, adoption, or foster placement. For serious health conditions resulting in incapacitation during pregnancy, covered employees may qualify for two (2) additional weeks of paid leave benefits.
To address a serious personal or family health condition. Those serving as an organ or bone marrow donor may also be eligible to receive CTPL benefits.
Employees impacted by family violence may be eligible to receive CTPL benefits to seek medical or psychological care, to seek care from a victim services organization, to relocate, or to participate in any civil or criminal proceeding relating to family violence. Benefits for these reasons are limited to 12 days.
To care for a family member who is injured while on active duty or to address specific issues relating to a family member’s call to active duty or active duty in the armed forces.
For more employee resources on CT Paid Leave, access the Employee Factsheet.