A bill to provide mandatory paid sick leave to employees and a bill to provide greater protection to state whistleblowers were among the employment law-related bills that were not voted upon in the final day of the legislative session — effectively killing them. 

The Paid Sick Leave bill, S.B. 217, had passed the Senate

Late Thursday night, the State Senate passed the Paid Sick Leave bill (S.B. 217) with various amendments including an exemption for some existing collective bargaining agreements.  The vote was a close one — 20-16 — and you can find the roll call here.

The bill would make Connecticut the first state to require employers of 50

With the legislative session coming to a close next week, developments are heating up at a fast and furious pace.  I’ll do some quick updating and then provide a more through review when time permits.

First, the State Senate debated the Paid Sick Leave bill (S.B. 217) yesterday for about an hour, when the debate

We’ve had an illness in the family recently and it reminded me of a topic that most employers (and ICourtesy morgue file - public domain would dare say attorneys) are probably unfamiliar with in Connecticut.  Specifically, Connecticut’s FMLA laws allow an employee to use sick days not simply for themselves, but to care for a family member in certain circumstances.