As we anticipated and advised you weeks ago, Governor Ned Lamont signed the expansion of the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CFMLA) into law on Tuesday of this week. Under the law, which becomes effective in January 2022, all employees in the Constitution State will be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a sick relative, to bond with a new child in the home, or to attend to one’s own health needs. The program is funded by a 0.5% payroll tax, deductions for which will begin on January 1, 2021. Connecticut, which now claims the most generous paid family leave program in the country, is the seventh state along with the District of Columbia, to offer paid family leave statewide.