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Gov. Youngkin signs VEC and Family Leave legislation

Governor Glenn Youngkin signed five bills three of which include meaningful reform of the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).

According to an email from the Governor the Senator Bryce Reeves sponsored bill will put guidelines in place that requires the VEC to work with other state agencies.

The collaboration would verify unemployment claims and perform integrity checks on claimants.

The governor also signed two bills that provide a pathway for businesses to provide family leave for employees.

The bill defines family leave insurance as a policy that provides income loss due to birth or adoption of a child.

Placement of a child in foster care or care of a family member with serious health issues will also be included with this insurance.

The insurance would also be provided for family members who are active duty or have been notified of an impending call or order to active duty.

Virginia becomes the first state to pass legislation that provides leave insurance for employers and employees.

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