Workplace surveys consistently show that employees want a better work/life balance. Younger employees may even consider it their due. The coming of the new school year, with its obligatory parent-teacher conferences and kids who are too sick to go to school, may prompt employees to give this issue some serious thought.
Parents don’t have to decide between work and home if your company’s policies give them the flexibility to deal with these issues. Another wrinkle: State laws and municipal ordinances that require employers to provide paid or unpaid leave.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G … What are the basics? Employees who are nonexempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act () need only be paid for their working time. Their decision whether to work or attend to a child’s academic or medical needs can be even more fraught, as they may lose pay in the bargain.
On the other hand, you can build goodwill by not debiting nonexempts’ leave bank...(register to read more)