Work & Family Policy Database
Expanded Family and Medical Leave
Subject: Job-Protected Leave, Family and Medical Leave
Statute/Code Cite: Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-51 et seq.
Summary: Connecticut’s family and medical leave law extends access to unpaid, job-protected leave to more workers than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Connecticut workers who work for employers with 75 or more employees may take leave after working 1,000 hours during the previous year (rather than 1,250 under federal law). The Connecticut law provides workers with up to 16 weeks of leave in a 24-month period (rather than twelve weeks in a twelve-month period under federal law).
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