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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


  • Connecticut's Family Medical Leave Act provides eligible employees with 16 weeks of leave in a two-year period. See Family and Medical Leave of Absence.
  • Connecticut requires employers to provide paid sick leave for certain hourly service workers. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • Employers may not terminate, cause to be terminated, or in any manner discriminate against any 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 he or she was responding to a fire or ambulance call prior to, or during, the employee's regular hours of employment. See Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Service Members.
  • Under state law, employers are required to pay full-time employees their regular wages for the first five days of jury duty. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • Private employers with more than 25 employees, or municipalities, are required to grant a personal leave of absence for not more than two consecutive terms of office to employees who accept a full-time elective municipal or state office. See Municipal or State Office Leave.
  • In Connecticut, an employer is not required to provide its employees with paid or unpaid vacation benefits or holiday leave. See Vacation Leave; Holidays.