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Employees weigh work-life benefits, and you should, too

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The coming of another school year doesn’t just fill kids with anxiety. Parents want to know whether they can take time off to attend a school play, parent-teacher conference or stay home when their kids have the sniffles. Now is the time to assess whether your work-life benefits are up to snuff.

Federal laws and regulations. At the federal level, only government contractors are required to provide employees who work on or in connection with federal contracts 56 hours of paid sick leave a year. Those regulations, however, don’t cover leave for parent-teacher conferences, class trips or school plays. Employees of contractors must give seven days’ notice if their need for leave is foreseeable or as soon as practicable, if it’s not. Those who play hooky for a day and get caught can be disciplined under your general attendance policy. Employees who are out for three consecutive days can be required to present certificati...(register to read more)

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