Paid Family and Medical Leave Program; established, financing through payroll taxes. (HB2120)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Paid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2022. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees for family and medical leave. Funding for the program is provided through premiums assessed to employers and employees beginning in 2021. The amount of a benefit is 70 percent of the employee's average weekly wage, not to exceed $850 per week, which amount is required to be adjusted annually to reflect changes in the statewide average weekly wage. The measure caps the duration of paid leave at 12 weeks in any application year. Self-employed individuals are provided the option of participating in the program. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104078D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor

Comments

Surekha Cohen writes:

Please pass this bill to protect our more vulnerable VA families.

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