What are CT PFML benefits for employees?
Pay during leave:
Employees will receive 95% of their average weekly wage, up to 40 times the state minimum wage, plus 60% of their average weekly wage that exceeds 40 times the minimum wage. Total benefits are capped at 60 times the state minimum wage.
Maximum annual duration:
Employees can receive 12 weeks of benefits over a 12-month period and an additional 2 weeks for a serious health condition that results from incapacitation during pregnancy.
How much will CT PFML cost?
Generally, if an employer has an unemployment insurance obligation for an employee in CT, that employee has an obligation to contribute to the paid leave trust fund.
The state program is funded by employee contributions. Employers can choose to pay some or all of the cost for their employees.
The contribution rate will be 0.5% of an employee’s earnings up to the amount of earnings subject to Social Security taxes ($142,800 in 2021). To illustrate, in 2021, employees would pay no more than 0.5% of $142,800, or $714 annually.
Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority is responsible for determining the contribution rate every year.