CT Senate Approves Paid Sick Leave Bill

May 26, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Connecticut State Senate has approved a statewide mandate that would require Connecticut service companies with 50 or more workers to provide paid sick days.

According to the Hartford Courant, manufacturing firms and nationally chartered nonprofit organizations would be exempt, and the bill would not cover day laborers and temporary workers. Unlike its earlier incarnations, the measure now applies only to service workers, a broad category that includes waiters, cashiers, crossing guards and hairstylists, the newspaper said.  

The bill now heads to the House of Representatives, where approval is expected, and Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who lobbied wavering senators in favor of the bill, has pledged to sign if it reaches his desk.