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Working Parents May Be Entitled To Leave For School Activities

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With kids starting school soon, if not already, working parents may be faced with conflicts between school activities and work.  Some states have helped alleviate the conflict by passing short-term leave laws specifically related to school activities. 


State School Leave Laws Say…

The following is a brief summary of each state's law for private employers.  In most cases, leave may be unpaid, but employees may substitute accrued paid leave. 


California: All employers must allow their employees to take leave as needed for a school conference for a suspended child.  Employers with 25 or more employees at the same site must provide up to 40 hours per child a year (eight hours a month) for school activities.


Colorado: Employers with 50 or more employees must allow non-supervisory employees to take up to six hours a month (18 hours a school year) for school activities.


District of Columbia: All employers must pr...(register to read more)

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