SB 564 – Paid Family Leave Insurance Act

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Sydney Batch (D-Wake); Sen. Deandrea Salvador (D-Mecklenburg); Sen. Sarah Crawford (D-Franklin, Wake)


This bill:

  • Enacts the North Carolina Paid Family Leave Insurance Act.
  • Requires the Division of Employment Security to establish and administer a family and medical leave insurance program.
  • Deems family and medical leave insurance benefits payable to any covered individual (defined as any person who submits an application and meets the specified monetary eligibility criteria) who meet one of the following requirements: (1) is caring for a new child during the first year after birth, adoption, or child placement; (2) is caring for a family member with a serious health condition; (3) has a serious health condition; (4) is caring for a covered service member who is the covered individual’s next of kin or other family member; or (5) because of any “qualifying exigency leave” arising out of the fact that the family member of the covered individual is on active duty in the Armed Forces.
  • Establishes maximum number of weeks during which family and medical leave insurance benefits are payable.
  • Establishes the method used to determine benefit amounts.
  • States that any covered individual who exercises his or her right to family and medical leave insurance benefits is entitled to be restored to the position held when the leave commenced upon expiration of the leave.


Filed – 4/6/2021

This bill was referred to the following Senate Committees:

-Rules and Operations