Connecticut`s paid family and sick leave laws will also be strengthened, requiring employers to inform new employees of their state FMLA benefits when they are hired. Current employees must be informed of FMLA options on an annual basis. Employees should also be informed that Connecticut includes FMLA leave for domestic violence and that they can file an FMLA complaint with the Department of Labor if they believe an employer is denying their benefits or retaliating for an FMLA claim. HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The new year means new laws. In Connecticut, these five new laws will go into effect on January 1, 2021. Starting Jan. 1, Connecticut employees can receive family leave and sick leave benefits through the Paid Family Leave Insurance Authority. According to the CT Paid Leave Authority, since the beginning of 2021, employees and self-employed individuals contribute “half percent of wages” to CT`s Paid Leave Authority Trust Fund. In early December 2021, employees could begin applying for paid vacation benefits as of January 1, 2022.
Benefit payments would begin in January 2022. If you own a single-family home, a law comes into effect that allows the construction of a separate unit, such as an in-laws` apartment, without special permission or public hearing. But municipalities may decide not to do so. More information on the new laws can be found in the list here. A class-action lawsuit claimed that prisoners at a Connecticut prison had to drink and bathe before two prisoners contracted Legionnaires` disease. The General Assembly passed a bill in April that strengthens Connecticut`s existing abortion protection laws. Governor Ned Lamont signed it after the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe vs. Wade in May. The new laws also officially allow nurses, nurse midwives and medical assistants to perform aspiration abortions – the most common type of abortion in the clinic. “Each of these laws will affect someone in a very serious way, and some of them will have very profound implications,” said William Dunlap, a law professor at Quinnipiac University.
New laws are now in place, ranging from paid family and sick leave to the elimination of religious exemptions for prescribed vaccines. Police behavioral health assessments, cutting retirement income taxes and allowing pharmacists to stockpile emergency insulin are among the new laws that will take effect Jan. 1. Implementation of the Violence Law has been postponed until early 2022. It limits the situations in which lethal force is justified and limits the cases in which officers can use chokeholds. Other laws prohibit law enforcement from using arrest warrants and prohibit former police officers who have been decertified in other states from obtaining a license as security personnel and other related jobs. Atop the dome of the State Capitol in Hartford in September 2021. The new legislation also sets out criteria for assessing whether the officer`s use of force was “objectively appropriate” and examines whether the officer`s “inappropriate conduct” resulted in an increased risk prior to the use of force. Implementation of the law has been postponed from April 1, 2021 to January 2022. Law enforcement agencies are also prohibited from editing, deleting, sharing, modifying or distributing camera footage or data, except as required by certain other laws.
While several laws have come into force in 2021, here`s a look at some of the laws that will come into effect in 2022. The Connecticut General Assembly debated and passed several public bills during its regular session in 2021 and its special session in June. Governor Ned Lamont then signed some of the bills. The abortion laws, which go into effect, are designed to protect people who want an abortion in other states and Connecticut providers from lawsuits in patients` home states. The bill is in part a response to a Texas law that creates a private right of action for anyone to sue patients or providers involved in abortions performed after about six weeks of pregnancy. Connecticut law currently allows residents 21 and older to carry up to 1.5 ounces and have 5 ounces of cannabis in a locked container in their home or a locked part of their car. In addition, it currently only allows people with a medical marijuana card who are at least 18 years old to grow up to six plants indoors. In 2023, adult cannabis laws will allow all adults 21 years of age and older to grow no more than six marijuana plants indoors.
In July 2022, people charged with possession of 4 ounces or less of marijuana before January were charged. On 1 October 2000 or between 1 October 2015 and 30 June 2021 may apply to the court to drop the indictment. Those who have the same costs incurred between 1 January 2000 and 30 September 2015 can have them automatically cancelled from January 2023. The purchase of legal marijuana in retail stores is expected to take place later in 2022. The rebate applies to single parents who earned less than $100,000 in 2021 and two-parent families who earned less than $200,000. The law also required the Ministry of Health to develop a certificate for health care providers by October 2021 to explain possible health reasons for patients who could exempt them from vaccination. Possible health reasons include autoimmune diseases or documented reactions to other vaccines. Several new laws will go into effect in Connecticut starting Friday. These include: Exceptions submitted before April 28, 2021 for those enrolled in kindergarten or higher will continue to apply. Students have 14 days after changing schools to meet the requirement. My colleagues and I have been working hard throughout the 2021 legislature to listen to your concerns and advocate for meaningful change in our state.
We look forward to returning to Capitol Hill soon to continue these efforts. Please see the following list of some of the new laws that will come into force on January 1, 2022 and the full list below. Religious exemptions will no longer be accepted for vaccination requirements for people attending public or private schools, daycares and group homes. Grandpa does this for children who enrolled in kindergarten or higher and filed a religious exemption before April 28, 2021. I wish you, your family and friends a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year! I also wanted to draw your attention to some of the new laws that will go into effect in Connecticut in a few days. Most of the law, signed during the 2021 legislature, allows for the deletion of certain criminal records from 2023. Under the law, people accused of minor offenses can ask a court to delete their public records after seven years if the crime took place in January or after.