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State-by-state 2012 short-term child-care leave laws

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The federal FMLA doesn’t cover employees who take time off for school visits or to care for kids who aren’t seriously ill but who must stay home from school. Some state laws do.

The chart below summarizes state short-term leave laws. States that don't have laws aren't listed. In most cases, employees may substitute paid accrued leave for unpaid leave.

CALIFORNIA

Coverage: All employers
Leave/Maximum Time Available: Unpaid, as needed for school conference for suspended child; accrued leave for sick child

Coverage:
Employees who have worked for at least 12 months and who have worked 1,250 hours
Leave/Maximum Time Available: Unpaid; up to 40 hours per child a year (8 hours a month) for school activities

Coverage: Employers of 50 employees or more within 75 miles of work site; employee works 1 year and 1,250 hours
Leave/Maximum Time Available: Unpaid; up to 12 weeks in 12 months for sick child

Coverage: Employees who pay into SDI progr...(register to read more)

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