As mentioned in last month’s Benefit Beat, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law on June 27, 2019 that extends the duration of California’s current Paid Family Leave Program. In Connecticut, employers will be required to provide paid family leave, funded by a payroll tax beginning January 1, 2021, with benefits beginning January 1, 2022. Plus, amendments have been made to Connecticut’s existing Family and Medical Leave Act to align with the new paid family leave law. Oregon now becomes the latest state requiring employers to provide paid family and medical leave. Under the new law, the paid leave program is funded by both employer and employee contributions with benefits scheduled to begin January 1, 2023.