Whether it’s due to stall tactics by some Republicans last night, as they suggested in an article in the Courant this morning, or simply other things on the agenda, several bills that would have had a major impact on employers were not passed in the closing hours of the legislative session last night.
Report: Votes Not There in Conn. Senate on Paid Sick Leave…Yet
The Capitol Watch blog is reporting this Thursday evening that the proponents of the Paid Sick Leave bill (H.B. 6187) are still one vote shy of passage in the state Senate:
The latest vote count shows the measure tied at 18 to 18 in the 36-member Senate. Eight Democrats are currently opposed to the
Legislative Update: With 48 Hours to Go, Still Awaiting Action on Paid Sick Days, Captive Audiences, Credit Reports and More
With the legislative session ending on Wednesday at midnight, there’s a lot for employers to keep an eye out. Here’s a quick summary of what’s still alive and what’s not, at the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Senate Bill 365 (S.B. 365) – A bill that would prohibit so-called captive audience meetings by employers (typically regarding a
House Passes Version of Paid Sick Leave; Bill Goes On to Senate for a Vote
Late last night, the Connecticut House approved House Bill 6187, better known as the Paid Sick Leave bill. The bill has some important changes from its original drafting including some tweaks to the definition of who is an employer and how many days an employee is entitled to.
The text of the new…
Debate on Paid Sick Continues, but Initial Votes Seems to Assure Passage
The debate on the bill requiring employees to offer paid sick leave to employees continued into Thursday evening. But the first votes on various amendments to the bill (including one that now becomes the bill) seem to indicate that its passage is likely.
The operative bill under debate now is House Amendment A, which passed…
Conn. House Debating Paid Sick Leave Bill
Earlier this afternoon, the Connecticut House began debate on House Bill 6187 which would mandate that employers provide paid sick leave to employees . You can watch the debate live at CT-N here.
I’ve previously discussed the bill at length in various posts here. The basic measure would require every business of 50…
Paid Sick Leave Bill Moves Forward; Will Swine Flu Outbreak Be Tipping Point?
A key legislative committee yesterday gave its approval to a bill which would mandate that certain employers give employees paid sick leave. You can keep tabs on the bill status here.
I’ve discussed the bill several times before and it appears that the basic structure of paid sick leave bill (H.B. 6187) has remained…
Legislative Committee Approves Paid Sick Leave Bill; Reports Indicate Bill is Likely to Pass
Connecticut’s prospects of becoming the first state with a broad paid sick leave provision got a little closer on Tuesday as a legislative committee voted 8-3 (along party lines) to approve the measure. While such a step was not unexpected (it passed committee last year), it is another indication that proponents of the measure are not…