The General Assembly’s labor committee today narrowly approved legislation that would require businesses with more than 50 employees to offer up to five paid sick days.
The committee voted 6-4 for a bill praised by the Working Families Party as a matter of social justice and detested by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association as a symbol of the state’s tin ear when it comes to the state’s business environment.
No state has a similar statutory requirement.
The bill has passed both chambers, but never in the same year.
Rep. Ernest Hewett, D-New London, who voted for the bill last year, joined three Republicans today to oppose the measure.
The tally sheet is available here.