Labor Law Information

Disability Resources

The State of Connecticut offers numerous disability resources for employers. These resources include training for employees with disabilities, presentations on disability etiquette within the workplace, and guides to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Unemployment Insurance Tax Information

The State of Connecticut created an online resource page listing a number of unemployment insurance information for employers. This resource page includes all of the unemployment insurance forms, tax and wage reporting guidelines, and an employer’s guide for unemployment compensation.

Paid Sick Leave Law

A state law that allows for service workers to take one hour of paid sick leave per every forty hours worked accumulating up to a maximum of forty hours of paid sick leave in a calendar year. Hours of paid sick leave can be carried over from year to year. This guide also describes which workers qualify under this law and when paid sick leave is permitted.

Family and Medical Leave Law

A state law that allows eligible employees to take up to sixteen work weeks of family or medical leave during any twenty-four-month period. Family and medical leave are defined as the birth of a son or daughter, the adoption of a son or daughter, the caring of a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition, the treatment of the employee’s serious health condition, or the donation of an organ or bone marrow. This guide also describes the certification process, information about employment and benefits protection, confidentiality of medical records and documents, and prohibited acts, complaints, rights, and remedies for family and medical leave.

Information for Youth/Workers Under 18

This page provides a guide for employing minors in the State of Connecticut.

CT Wage and Hour Laws

This page covers Connecticut’s Wage Laws and has information on our state minimum wage, overtime pay rules, and other wage-payment and record-keeping requirements.

Workplace Laws

This page has resources on a number of Connecticut workplace laws. Use the above link to reading rules on smoking in the workplace, the use of surveillance or electronic monitoring in the workplace, whistleblowing laws and more at the link above.

Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health enforces the state’s occupational safety and health regulations. You can find all of these regulations, employee rights, consultation services and more at the link above.

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

A federal law requiring employers of 100 or more full-time workers to give 60 days advance notice of a plant closing or mass layoff. Read more information about this law at the link above.

Alien Labor Certification

The Connecticut Department of Labor Alien Certification Unit requires that foreign laborers coming to work domestically complete and be accepted under the H-2A or H-2B program. You can find these forms online at the link above.