Connecticut Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Connecticut are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Connecticut

Date
Poster/Update
  • 11/2019

    Connecticut Minimum Wage-Updating with new 2020 minimum wage rate of $11.00 per hour.

  • 11/2019

    Sexual Harassment-Revised with further information on how to file a complaint and adds “Emotional Distress Damages” to the list of Remedies for Sexual Harassment.

  • 09/2017

    Pregnancy Discrimination-New poster requirement for the state of Connecticut.

  • 09/2017

    Workers' Compensation-Update includes reformatting and new guidance for employees on where to file workers compensation claims.

  • 09/2017

    Discrimination-Added veteran status as a protected class.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Connecticut Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Pregnancy Discrimination (Connecticut General Statutes §§ 46a-60(a), (b)(7), (d)(1)) On July 6, 2017, Connecticut signed into law, “An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace.”  This is an act which amends the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act and adds and modifies the protections for pregnant women.
  • Hours of Minors in Mercantile Establishments (General Statutes of Connecticut 31-13(d)) Any non-adult (minor) workers in your company must not exceed the maximum number of hours determined by the General Statutes of Connecticut, 31-13(d). The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster lets you display this information in a clear, organized and easy-to-read manner. It's your legal obligation to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Minimum Wage (General Statutes of Connecticut 31-66) The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding the minimum fair wage order, as issued by the Labor Commissioner. You must post this information in an accessible, conspicuous location.
  • Sexual Harassment (General Statutes of Connecticut 46a-54(15)(A)) Sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law. The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding the illegality of sexual harassment, and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment.
  • Workers Compensation (General Statutes of Connecticut 31-284(f)) You must provide information regarding Workers' Compensation rights, obligations and claims. The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in a convenient, easy-to-read manner.
  • Managed Care (General Statutes of Connecticut 38a-1046) Unless you are self-insured, you are required by law to obtain the Managed Care Ombudsman and post, in a conspicuous location, a notice concerning the services that the Managed Care Ombudsman provides. The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information for all employees to review as appropriate and necessary.
  • Discrimination Notice Discrimination in the workforce is against the law. The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding how all employees will conduct workplace activities in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • Electronic Monitoring Poster If your company uses any form of electronic monitoring, you are required by law to provide this information to employees. The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster lets you fill-in relevant details concerning electronic monitoring.
  • Unemployment Poster Your workplace must be covered under Connecticut Unemployment Insurance laws, and you must post information confirming this. The Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information for all employees to review as necessary.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Connecticut in 2020:

The minimum wage in Connecticut, as of January 1, 2020 is $11.00.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Connecticut

  • Wage & Hour - (860) 263-6790
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 223-9675
  • Unemployment Insurance - (860) 263-6550
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