Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish. (SB1)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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, 2025. 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 2024. 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 »


01/28/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee


11/15/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100172D
11/15/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2022Assigned C&L sub: Labor and Employment
02/07/2022Continued to 2023 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


VA NOW (National Organization for Women), tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Pass! Good for working families and individuals, good for businesses. We need it in Virginia.