Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission to establish. (SB770)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


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, 2023. 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 2022. 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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104823D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2020Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations with letter (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2020Letter sent to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade
04/08/2020Letter sent to the Virginia Chief Workforce Advisor