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AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the Connecticut state senate passing Public Act 16-29, an act creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program:
AARP Connecticut is a presenting sponsor of the 2015 Transitions Active Adult and Senior Living and Planning Expo* on September 13 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT. During the Expo, we’re offering free seminars to attendees on Fraud Prevention, the Future of Retirement Savings and Job Search Strategies for Age 50-Plus Workers. Each seminar will be offered twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Learn more below, then view the Program Schedule to pre-register.
As the telecommunications industry transitions from traditional copper-wire phone service to new technologies, an AARP survey finds support among residents age 50+ for the state to continue its regulatory oversight of the industry in Connecticut, and ensure basic consumer protections for all customers, regardless of what technology is used.
AARP Connecticut has submitted testimony to the General Assembly's Labor Committee in support of House Bill 5283, AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. AARP supports the bill and efforts at both the state and federal level that increase paid leave and cover more workers for longer periods of time so that employees can both attend to their own health needs and care for loved ones. H.B. 5283 expands the family members covered by the law so that an employee may use Family and Medical Leave to care for a parent-in-law, sibling, grandparent or grandchild.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held a press conference in New Britain, CT on January 27 where he announced new initiatives designed to help unemployed workers, particularly those over age 50, find a job. A highlight of his proposal was legislation "that will prohibit an employer or an employment agency from advertising a job opening stating that an individual must be currently employed for consideration for a position; or directing or requesting an employment agency to screen applicants based on employment status. Unfortunately, this practice has become all too prevalent in Connecticut and across the country, making it even more difficult for workers over age 50 - who tend to be out of work longer than younger job seekers - to find a job.
AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan testified at a recent hearing of the Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee regarding the reemployment of older workers in Connecticut. AARP volunteer Novlette Williams also shared her story with the Committee exemplifying the barriers faced by older workers. Read Novlette's testimony here. Read AARP testimony below or watch the hearing on CT-N (Ms. Williams testimony begins at 02:08:00, Ms. Duncan after 02:31:00):
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