The Connecticut Business & Industry Association is the voice of business in Connecticut, with thousands of member companies championing change at the State Capitol, shaping debate about economic competitiveness, and fighting for a better future for all.
Implements an unsustainable new paid family and medical leave program for all private sector employees, funded by mandatory payroll deductions. Workers can take up to three months of paid leave annually at 95% of pay, capped at 60 times the minimum wage. Employers must pay nonwage benefits while facing significant administrative and personnel challenges.
Increases the cost of doing business by raising the minimum wage by $1.90 in 2020, $1.50 in 2021, and by $1.50 in 2022, and calls for automatic increases thereafter. Also eliminates the training wage.
Requires businesses with three or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees, the cost of which may be mitigated by the state Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities putting materials online. However, prohibits an employer from changing job duties unless agreed to in writing by an individual making a harassment complaint, which creates liability issues for the employer trying to ensure safety while affording the accused due process rights.
Creates a workforce pipeline.
Highly regulates internet service providers, including requiring the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to apply net neutrality principles, enforced through civil penalties.