Judy Garner – How School Reopening Plans May Affect Paid Leave for Working Parents and Employers

Jackson Walker Fast Takes

22-07-2020 • 6 mins

Schools across the country are announcing their reopening plans. For some, this means students will physically return to the classroom; for others, it means online classes or a hybrid operation. For working parents, what the schools decide may determine whether they need to take leave from work if their children remain at home. Jackson Walker Labor & Employment attorney Judy Garner walks through some of the issues that both employers and employees are facing right now regarding employee leave eligibility made available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) or the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Employers should understand how they are affected by the FFCRA when it comes to their employee's benefits for emergency paid sick leave, and expanded family and medical leave. Different states have different requirements, and employers should know how these rules across different jurisdictions come into play and adjust their employee policies accordingly.

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