To File An Unemployment Claim, please access the CT Department of Labor at http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm
The CT Department of Labor offers guidance for your employees if you need to temporarily close your business, including how to file for unemployment benefits, FMLA, as well as a reduction-in-work alternative to layoffs, called SharedWork.
CT Paid Leave Authority
Connecticut passed legislation to create a comprehensive paid family and medical leave insurance program funded by employees and voluntary self-enrolled participants. Please reference this site for guidance regarding registering your business, the collection of wage deductions, and the distribution of benefits.
The State of Connecticut provides updated information at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus. A dedicated phone line, 860-500-2333, can be used for direct assistance and guidance, or you can send an e-mail to [email protected]. Information about a short-term low-interest loan program is expected to be announced soon.
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of CT have created the NAIFA CT website including a link to a NAIFA COVID-19 resource page that members can access at www.naifact.org . This site may be useful information for individuals who own or manage small to mid-sized businesses who may need some relief from the economic impact of the current pandemic.