Have you registered for the paid leave program? Avoid the late penalty

Date: January 27, 2021

Paid Leave Program Required Registration is Open

We know that on top of pandemic times, expanded leave compliance requirements are additional stress for small business owners. NFIB continues to bring that message to legislators.

With the support of and action taken by members like you, NFIB made clear to elected officials that expanding paid leave would negatively impact job creators and jobs in their districts. Despite this vocal opposition, Governor Lamont worked with the House and Senate to sign a revised version of paid leave expansion into law.

Even though NFIB and members like you fought in opposition to Connecticut’s paid leave program (Public Act 19-25), we now want to remind you that even though the program is funded through employee payroll contributions, all Connecticut businesses with one or more employees are subject to the CT Paid Leave Program. Registration must be completed before February 1. Businesses who fail to register before February 1 will be subject to fines and possible additional administrative challenges. 

Register your business with the CT Paid Leave Authority by clicking here.

The Authority has a frequently asked questions page located here.

Some initial questions for small businesses may include:

Have you established a state identification for your business?
You must do this before you register with the CT Paid Leave program.

Are you providing a private plan instead of participating in the CT program?
You must still register and indicate this during the process.

Are you a sole proprietor or self-employed?
You are eligible to opt-in to the program through the registration process.

Do you have questions about your business type? Does a third-party or company administrator handle your payroll?
The registration process may differ depending on business type and who handles payroll for your business. This information is located on the CT Paid Leave registration page and the agency has provided a video tutorial for registration that you can view here

Is CT Paid Leave Coverage Different from Covid-19 Paid Leave?
Yes, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is a different law from state paid leave. 

Important Dates

November 2020
Registration began for small businesses.

January 1, 2021
Employee payroll deductions of one-half of one percent (0.5%) began.

February 1, 2021
Deadline for small businesses to register in order to avoid fines and administrative challenges.

March 31, 2021
End of the first quarter, the first payment is due. Payroll contributions are due quarterly. Payments can also be submitted during the quarter.

January 1, 2022
Covered employees become eligible for approved paid leave benefits

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