2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 31 - Labor
Chapter 557 - Employment Regulation
Section 31-51jj - Notice to employees of incoming emergency telephone calls.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 31-51jj (2018)

(a) For purposes of this section:

(1) “Emergency” means a situation in which a member of the employee's family or a person designated by the employee in accordance with section 1-56r has died, has experienced a serious physical injury or is ill and in need of medical attention; and

(2) “Member of the employee's family” means a mother, father, husband, wife, son, daughter, sister or brother of the employee.

(b) An employer shall notify an employee of an incoming emergency telephone call for the employee if the caller states that the emergency involves a member of the employee's family or a person designated by the employee in accordance with section 1-56r. It shall not be a violation of this section if the employer proves, by a preponderance of the evidence, that he or she made reasonable efforts to notify the employee of the emergency telephone call.

(c) The failure of an employer to comply with any provision of this section shall be an infraction.

(P.A. 93-347; P.A. 02-105, S. 10.)

History: P.A. 02-105 amended Subsec. (a)(1) to redefine “emergency” and amended Subsec. (b) to require employer to notify employee of incoming emergency call from a person designated by the employee in accordance with Sec. 1-56r.

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