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.
Tell lawmakers Connecticut small businesses simply cannot afford paid FMLA and ask them to support exempting small businesses from this legislation.
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 100% of pay, capped at $1,000 per week. 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 CHRO putting materials online. However, prohibits an employer from changing job duties unless agreed to in writing by individual making harassment complaint, which
creates liability issues for employer trying to ensure safety while affording 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.