The Mandatory Paid Sick Leave law requires certain businesses of 50 or more employees to provide a minimum of one hour of paid leave for every 40 hours an employee works.
The law was signed in July after both houses of the Connecticut state legislature passed the bill, despite efforts by the business lobby to defeat it. (See CT Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Service Workers).
In addition to Connecticut, San Francisco, the District of Columbia and Seattle all have paid sick days laws in place and measures are also now under consideration for other states and cities. Also see San Francisco Voters to Ponder Sick Leave Measure, D.C. Lawmakers OK Paid Sick Leave Measure and Seattle City Council Mandates Paid Sick Leave For Workers.