Connecticut Issues Two More Labor Law Changes

Due to the recent passage of Public Act No. 17-127, effective October 1, 2017, Connecticut just updated its Discrimination Is the Law notice to include protections for veterans.

The state also added some information to its Workers’ Compensation notice related to filing claims. The updated notice has a revision date of 10/1/17.

What’s in store for employers and employees in The Constitution State? Keep reading…

Workplace Posting Updates

Discrimination Is the Law

Public Act No. 17-127 prohibits discrimination against veterans in the following areas:

  1. Employment
  2. Housing & Public Accommodations
  3. Credit Transactions

On the Discrimination notice, “veteran status” has been added to the list of prohibited categories in each of the three areas.

Workers’ Compensation

The updated notice now states that employees must fill out and submit the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Form 30C when filing a claim. As noted previously on the poster, an injury report is not considered an official means of reporting a workers’ comp claim.

In addition, the Workers’ Compensation Commission has added an option for employers, who may choose to write on the notice a location where employees must file their claims.

If an employer provides a location on the notice, then employees are required to send their claims to that location by certified mail. If an employer does not provide a location, then employees must ask their employer where they should file a claim.

Let Us Help You Stay in Compliance

This is the second time in two months that the Connecticut poster has been updated. If you have not already done so, order our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan, and you will automatically receive the updated Connecticut poster as soon as it becomes available. And because we provide free updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can count on us to keep you in compliance!