Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish. (HB2016)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

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, 2024. 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 2023. The amount of a benefit is 80 percent of the employee's average weekly wage, not to exceed 80 percent of the state weekly wage, 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. The bill provides self-employed individuals the option of participating in the program. Read the Bill »

Status

01/26/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Labor and Commerce Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102792D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)

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