Rigby votes against ‘sick leave’ bill


HARTFORD — State Rep. John Rigby last week voted against a proposal (S.B. 913) that would require some Connecticut employers to give employees paid sick leave. The bill passed by a 6-5 vote in the House Labor Committee.

If approved by the full Legislature, the measure will provide benefits to approximately 257,000 people in the private sector by mandating employers of more than 50 employees to offer paid sick leave to workers after three months on the job. Employees would earn one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked.

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