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Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave Webinar

Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT


About the Event

Regardless of the impact of the pandemic, the Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave law is on track to begin contributions January 1, 2021. Are you prepared?

Keeping track of state legislation, as well as national leave trends, is essential to better support your employees as paid family leave becomes more and more complex. According to the EEOC, the average cost of defending a family medical leave lawsuit is $78,000, and if found guilty of wrongful termination, damages can range from $87,000 to $450,000.

Sandwiched between New York and Massachusetts, we've seen how intricate the process can be which is why it's important to get ahead of the curve now to be better prepared with what's to come with Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML). Please join us for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, September 24th at 9:00 AM EST as we cover the law and crucial next steps for businesses to ensure compliance and contain costs.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Overview of the Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave (CT PFML)
  • Difference Between MA, CT and NY Leave Laws
  • Impact on Current Leave Policies (including short-term disability)
  • What Employers Should be Doing Now to Prepare for 2021

Register here to stay ahead of the curve.

Meet the Speakers



CEO of the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority 

On January 23, 2020, Andrea Barton Reeves was appointed the first-ever chief executive officer of the CT Paid Leave Authority, bringing with her several years of experience leading programs that provide critical services for families. Prior to her appointment as CEO, Barton Reeves served as president and CEO of Harc, Inc., a large not-for-profit provider of services for people with intellectual and related disabilities and families.



rich lombard


Bringing almost a decade of experience in the employee benefits space, Rich has built his career and reputation on delivering quality service and tailored solutions. Locally based, he has access to a broad variety of resources to help ensure top-of-class servicing to clients across New England. Rich is a proud graduate of UMass Amherst and has received IFEBP’s Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation as well as DMEC’s Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) designation. Rich is also in the process of completing his Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) designation through IEA.




Director of Client Services, OneDigital

Jeff Cross is the Director at Client Services at OneDigital Connecticut, a national team of experienced, local employee benefits advisors who create greater value for employers and inspire individuals to become more engaged health care consumers. He has been in the insurance/employee benefits arena for over 23 years, with the majority of his career in various underwriting leadership roles for a number of health insurance carriers. Jeff’s goal is to help his customers maximize their healthcare spend, improving employees’ health and wellbeing while simplifying the healthcare experience.





Thursday, September 24, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am EDT


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