In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), some states have their own comprehensive family leave laws that may also require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness.
However, Virginia does not have such a law.
Maternity, pregnancy, and parental leave. For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to maternity and pregnancy:
For in-depth guidance on state and local sick leave requirements:
Bone Marrow or Organ Donation Leave—State Employees. State employees are allowed up to 30 days of paid leave in any calendar year, in addition to any other paid leave, to serve as bone marrow or organ donors (VA Stat. Sec. 2.2-2821.1).
Living Donor Protection Act. Effective June 26, 2021, the Living Donor Protection Act (LDPA) requires that an employee eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act receive approved leave to donate all or part of an organ or a tissue. The LDPA also allows eligible employees time to prepare and recover from organ donation surgery. Additionally, the law requires leave for an employee to care for a spouse, child, or parent who is preparing or recovering from organ donation surgery.
Bereavement Leave—Private Employees. Virginia law does not require bereavement time off for employees working in the private sector; however, most employers do offer workers some form of time off for bereavement after the death of a loved one.
Family, Personal, and Bereavement Leave—State ...