Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

The Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (CTPL) went into effect  Jan. 1, 2021, and provides replacement income for employees who take leave to attend to personal and family health needs.

Employees apply to their employers for time away from work and then apply to the CT Paid Leave Authority for paid leave benefits to receive income replacement while they are on leave.

The funding to support the CTPL program comes in the form of employee payroll deductions that began Jan. 1, 2021. These payroll deductions are capped at one-half of one percent (0.5%) and there is no employer match.

Connecticut Churches

All employers (regardless of size) and those self-employed who choose to participate are now responsible for setting aside and depositing employee payroll deductions of 0.5%.

Register with the CT Paid Leave Authority

If your church has one or more lay employees, you must register with the CT Paid Leave Authority.

Registration Steps: 

  1. Create a username and password with
  2. This username and password will be used to log into the CT Paid Leave Authority website (Click the sign-in button in the top right corner).
  3. After you log in, click on "Get Started" and then "Register Your business with CTPL" to access the form. 
  4. Complete pages 1-5 and click submit. 

Your registration number can be found under your “My Account” page and it will also be sent in an email to the address associated with the account. 

Registration instructions

Here are step by step instructions for registration: 
Registration Tutorial (PDF)
The website www  has additional information including FAQs and more.


Additional questions can be directed to Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services John Cardillo at