Connecticut Paid Sick Leave (PSL)
All employers with 50 or more employees must provide their employees with paid sick leave. Employees must work an average of 10 or more hours per week to be eligible to take paid sick leave. Employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave per 40 hours worked. The Connecticut maximum accrual limit is 40 hours per year. Employees can only use up to 40 hours per year and carry over a maximum of 40 hours from year to year. Employees can only use paid sick leave after they’ve completed 680 hours of work at a company.
Employees can use the time for theirs or their spouse or child’s:
- Illness, injury, or health condition
- Medical diagnosis or preventative medical care
- Care or treatment of physical or mental illness
Connecticut employees can also use paid sick leave if they were the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.