HB 5116

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020, 1st Special Session
  • Introduced in House Aug 24, 2020
  • Passed House Sep 10, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

Public and private employers; required to provide eligible employees paid quarantine leave, etc.

Abstract

Paid quarantine leave. Requires public and private employers to provide eligible employees paid quarantine leave. The bill provides that such paid quarantine leave is available for immediate use by the employee, regardless of how long the employee has been employed by the employer. The bill provides that such paid quarantine leave may be used for (i) an eligible employee's illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; an eligible employee's need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of an illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; or an eligible employee's need for preventive medical care related to the COVID-19 virus; (ii) care of a family member with an illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; care of a family member who needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; or care of a family member who needs preventive medical care related to the COVID-19 virus; or (iii) or care for oneself or a family member when it has been determined by the health authorities having jurisdiction or by a health care provider that the eligible employee's or family member's presence in the community may jeopardize the health of others because of his exposure to the COVID-19 virus, whether or not the eligible employee or family member has actually contracted COVID-19.The bill prohibits employers from taking certain retaliatory actions against an employee related to paid quarantine leave or because the employee is ineligible for or has exhausted his paid quarantine leave and is absent from work without compensation for the same purposes an employee may use paid quarantine leave. The bill provides that an employee is authorized to bring a civil action against the employer for violations of the bill's provisions if such violations are not resolved through the employer's human resources department. The bill does not apply to employees of the Commonwealth unless federal COVID-19 pandemic relief funds are available to fund the costs necessary to do so. Except for employers of employees in domestic service, the bill does not apply to employers with 25 employees or less, unless a federally funded grant program is available to such employers. The bill sunsets on July 1, 2021 or expiration of the state of emergency declared by the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Executive Order 51 (2020), whichever is earlier.

Paid quarantine leave. Requires public and private employers to provide eligible employees paid quarantine leave. The bill provides that such paid quarantine leave is available for immediate use by the employee, regardless of how long the employee has been employed by the employer. The bill provides that such paid quarantine leave may be used for (i) an eligible employee's illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; an eligible employee's need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of an illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; or an eligible employee's need for preventive medical care related to the COVID-19 virus; (ii) care of a family member with an illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; care of a family member who needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness or health condition related to the COVID-19 virus; or care of a family member who needs preventive medical care related to the COVID-19 virus; or (iii) or care for oneself or a family member when it has been determined by the health authorities having jurisdiction or by a health care provider that the eligible employee's or family member's presence in the community may jeopardize the health of others because of his exposure to the COVID-19 virus, whether or not the eligible employee or family member has actually contracted COVID-19. The bill prohibits employers from taking certain retaliatory actions against an employee related to paid quarantine leave or because the employee is ineligible for or has exhausted his paid quarantine leave and is absent from work without compensation for the same purposes an employee may use paid quarantine leave. The bill provides that an employee is authorized to bring a civil action against the employer for violations of the bill's provisions. The bill sunsets upon the expiration of the state of emergency declared by the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Executive Order 51 (2020).

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Votes


Actions


Sep 16, 2020

Senate

Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N)

Sep 15, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Sep 10, 2020

House

Passed by until after Resolutions Regular Calendar

House

VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)

Sep 09, 2020

House

Read second time

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Labor and Commerce Committee amendment rejected

House

Appropriations Committee substitute agreed to 20201111D-H1

House

Amendments by Delegate Guzman agreed to

House

Pending question ordered

House

Engrossed by House as amended HB5116EH1

House

Printed as engrossed 20201111D-EH1

Sep 08, 2020

House

Passed by for the day

Sep 04, 2020

House

Read first time

Sep 03, 2020

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 9-N)

House

Committee substitute printed 20201111D-H1

Aug 31, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB5116)

Aug 26, 2020

House

Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment (13-Y 9-N)

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Aug 24, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

House

Presented and ordered printed 20200901D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB5116) HTML
HB5116H1 HTML
Engrossed by House as amended HB5116EH1 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB5116AHR HTML
Amendment: HB5116AH HTML

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