The Law at Work: Employers generally must allow employees time off to participate in school activities
In his The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton focuses on the right of California employees who are “parents,” broadly defined to include grandparents or guardians, to time off to participate in the activities of school-aged (K-12) children. Under California law, employers with 25 or more employees working at the same location must allow workers to take up to 40 hours each year -- though no more than eight hours each month -- to participate in school or licensed child care provider activities. In passing the law, the California legislature found that parents represent the single most important citizen group in terms of school support and that the building of a network of parent volunteers to support children in public schools is central to the well-being of the entire community.
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