Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law – Exempt Manufacturing Employers

Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law – Exempt Manufacturing Employers


Connecticut’s paid sick leave law exempts employers classified in sections 31, 32, or 33 of the North American Industrial Classification System from it coverage. Sections 31-33 of the North American Industrial Classification System cover manufacturing defined as “establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing, except in cases where the activity is appropriately classified in Sector 23, Construction.” NAICS Sections 31-33.



Some industries that have been identified as covered by Sections 31-33 of the North American Industrial Classification System are:

  • Milk bottling and pasteurizing;
  • Water bottling and processing;
  • Fresh fish packaging (oyster shucking, fish filleting);
  • Apparel jobbing (assigning of materials to contract factories or shops for fabrication or other contract operations) as well as contracting on materials owned by others;
  • Printing and related activities;
  • Ready-mixed concrete production;
  • Leather converting;
  • Grinding of lenses to prescription;
  • Wood preserving;
  • Electroplating, plating, metal heat treating, and polishing for the trade;
  • Lapidary work for the trade;
  • Fabricating signs and advertising displays;
  • Rebuilding or remanufacturing machinery (i.e., automotive parts)
  • Ship repair and renovation;
  • Machine shops; and
  • Tire retreading.

NAICS Sections 31-33

Some industries that have been determined not to be covered by Section 31-33 of the North American Industrial Classification System are:

  • Logging, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, is considered a harvesting operation;
  • The beneficiating of ores and other minerals, Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, is considered part of the activity of mining;
  • The construction of structures and fabricating operations performed at the site of construction by contractors;
  • Establishments engaged in breaking of bulk and redistribution in smaller lots, including packaging, repackaging, or bottling products, such as liquors or chemicals; the customized assembly of computers; sorting of scrap; mixing paints to customer order; and cutting metals to customer order, produce a modified version of the same product, not a new product; and
  • Publishing and the combined activity of publishing and printing, perform the transformation of information into a product whereas the value of the product to the consumer lies in the information content, not in the format in which it is distributed (i.e., the book or software diskette).

NAICS Sections 31-33