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Other Leaves: Connecticut

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Connecticut. See Leaves of Absence.
  • An employer must provide eligible employees with 16 weeks of family and medical leave in a two-year period. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • A covered employer must provide paid sick leave to certain hourly service workers. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee who is an active volunteer firefighter or a volunteer ambulance service member because the employee arrives late to work or is absent from work because, for example, the employee responded to a fire during the employee's regular hours of employment. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • An employer is required to pay full-time employees their regular wages for the first five days of jury duty. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer with more than 25 employees is required to provide a personal leave of absence for not more than two consecutive terms of office to an employee who accepts a full-time elective municipal or state office. See Municipal or State Office Leave.
  • An employer is not required to provide their employees with vacation benefits or holiday leave. See Vacation Leave.