Parental leave for school involvement; employers to permit employees annual leave. (HB792)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parental leave for school involvement. Requires employers to permit employees who are parents or guardians of, or who stand in loco parentis to, a school-aged child to take up to four hours of leave annually in order to attend parent-teacher conferences or to volunteer at the child's school. The employer and employee must mutually agree to the time for the leave, the leave need not be compensated, and the employer may require both 48 hours' advance notice of the leave and written verification from the school of the employee's involvement in the school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088496500
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB792)
01/25/2008Assigned C & L sub: 2
02/12/2008Left in Commerce and Labor


Marsha Maines writes:

Best way to cripple small business is to force them to 'pay' for their employees to live their lives.
This bill would ONLY be worth it, if TAX INCENTIVES were given to ANY company that implemented 'school leave'.

VA A., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VEA Supported

Shayna Englin writes:

Marsha: really? Four hours PER YEAR of UNPAID leave (read the bill language) to allow parents to be involved in their children's education is overly onerous?

Surely you're kidding.