Connecticut Family Medical Leave Extended for Military exigency.
Many employers are unaware that as of June 7, 2016, the State of Connecticut revised the Family Medical Leave Act to comply with the Federal Family Medical Leave Act, which provides coverage offering employees 16 weeks of leave, over a 24-month period, when a spouse, son, daughter, or a parent has been notified of active duty OR is on active duty.
Covered active duty means the spouse or child of a member of the regular armed forces or the reserves who is deployed to a foreign country.
Under these new guidelines, an employee may take FMLA leave for several reasons, including making alternative child care arrangements, attending military ceremonies, or making financial or legal arrangements to address the military member’s absence.
What Employers Must do now!
Contact NotzHR to:
- Review and, if necessary, update any policies or employee handbooks to ensure you are compliant with these new leave provisions and any other required state/federal compliance issues;
- Train your management staff on the do’s and don’ts as it relates to the FMLA; or
- Let us handle your internal FMLA requests to ensure proper handling of such requests.
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