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Legislative Session Information

October 1, 2021 Laws Going Into Effect

On October 1, several new bills that were signed into law go into effect and may have an impact on how you do business as a small business owner. Also, included are new employment laws that went into effect in 2021. 

  • Gender Wage Discrimination
  • New Workplace Smoking Restrictions
  • Workers' Compensation
  • COVID-19 Rehiring
  • Time Off to Vote
  • Minimum Wage Increase
  • Age Inquiries in Employment Applications
  • Discrimination Based on Natural Hair
  • Employee Demographic Reporting
  • Education Assistance Programs

The 2021 Legislative Session from January 6 through June 9.

The CSDA had several legislative wins during the 2021 legislative session, including the passing of our network leasing bill. 

Dental Bill of Rights


Check out the Capitol Report from June 11, 2021 with the highlights from the legislative session. 

Capitol Report
The following provisions have been enacted and are still in effect during the Connecticut State of Emergency:
  • Licensure for Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Deadline Extension for the Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-ray registration
  • Continuing Education for Dental Hygienists
  • Business Interruption Insurance
  • Teledentistry