“This will crush jobs.” CT Senate GOP Statement on Paid Sick Mandate Bill Getting Signed

May 24, 2024

Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding and Sen. Rob Sampson, Ranking Senator on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, issued the following statement with regard to the governor signing into law a bill to offer paid sick days to all private sector workers.

“This new law will crush jobs and small businesses. This will hurt employers and employees by eliminating their ability to negotiate employment terms themselves. Rather than nurturing our small mom and pop businesses, this onerous mandate does just the opposite. The mandate will eventually apply to Connecticut employers with just one employee. This is Big Government forcing the engines of our economy to comply. Connecticut Democrats just love to get in the middle of the employee-employer relationship, don’t they? Every Democrat who voted ‘yes’ on this has added to our state’s reputation of being a bad state for business.”