Amendments to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CTFMLA) will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and employees will be entitled to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period, instead of the current 16 weeks of leave in a 24-month period. (The amendments also provide that employees may be entitled to two additional weeks if they have an incapacitating serious health condition related to pregnancy beginning January 1.)

Employers should prepare to address employees who request 16 weeks of continuous Connecticut FMLA leave from now to the end of 2021, as the requested leave period will run into 2022. Our Connecticut colleagues provide guidance on these issues here.