Safe days for employees; private employers required to allow days. (HB403)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Safe days for employees. Requires private employers to allow an employee safe days, with pay, if the employee is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking or is a family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Employers are required to provide employees with four safe days per year if the employee has fewer than 120 consecutive months of employment with the employer and five safe days if the employee has 120 or more consecutive months of employment with the employer. "Safe days" are leave from work that is used to allow the employee to obtain for the employee or the employee's family member, as applicable, (i) medical attention needed to recover from physical or psychological injury or disability caused by domestic violence or sexual assault; (ii) psychological or other counseling; (iii) relocation due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or (iv) legal services. Employers are prohibited from discharging or discriminating against an employee because the employee exercises the right to safe days. Employees may bring a private action against an employer that violated these provisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102681D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/30/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce


Bill P writes:

Is there a single pro-business bill in this session?