Connecticut Paid Leave

Connecticut Law Requires Businesses to Register

Employer registration is now open. Employers who have one or more employees must participate by withholding a percentage of employee wages to be contributed to the Paid Leave Authority Trust Fund. Required payroll deductions began as of January 1, 2021.

Select “Get Started” to learn the steps and process to register your business. (If you are using Internet Explorer, please switch browsers before getting started.) A Guide for Businesses can also be downloaded (PDF) in English or Spanish.

Payroll Deduction

The funding to support the Connecticut Paid Leave program is in the form of employee payroll deductions, as of January 1, 2021. Contributions of ½ of 1% are deducted from workers’ total wages, up to the defined Social Security wage base. There is no employer match.

Employers will be responsible for withholding and submitting the payroll deductions for each employee. Contributions will be submitted by the employer to the CT Paid Leave Authority on a quarterly basis. Failure to make appropriate contributions may result in penalties in addition to the required withholdings.

Visit the Connecticut Paid Leave website for more information: