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Virginia does not have a separate edical leave act, so any medical leave would be pursuant to the Federal Family Medical Leave Act only.
So this means that parents in law are not covered?
29 CFR 825.122(c) specifically defines this: "Parent means a biological, adoptive, step or foster father or mother, or any other individual who stood in loco parentis to the employee when the employee was a son or daughter as defined in paragraph (d) of this section. This term does not include parents “in law.”"
It is very broad term, but typically means someone who is a biologically or adoptive parent, or stood in that role when the covered worker was a child.
It would not apply to a spouse's parents (inlaws), although that spouse could have leave if he or she is likewise covered under FMLA, and coverage of biological or adoptive parents is specifically covered.
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