Paid sick leave measure clears Judiciary Committee, goes to next Appropriations

Legislation requiring many Connecticut employers to provide paid sick leave cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday, and will likely be considered by the legislature’s budget-writing committee next.

The Democrat-controlled Judiciary Committee on Tuesday adopted the bill over Republican objections in a vote largely along party lines. The measure technically heads now to the Senate, but will most likely be referred back to the Appropriations as it has in previous years.

The bill — which would require businesses with 50 or more employees to provide their workers with time off when they are sick — has failed in previous years, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he intends to sign it if it makes it to his desk.