Leave Issues Puzzling Employers As New School Year Starts

Law360 (August 24, 2020, 9:25 PM EDT) -- The new school year poses novel challenges for employers as widespread remote learning and new legal obligations to workers caring for homebound kids could combine to create staffing difficulties during an unprecedented crisis.  

Many employees who typically rely on schools to free them up for work outside the summer months may be unavailable for much of the week as many schools continue to hold some or all classes online. At the same time, employers are still coming to grips with their obligations to provide paid leave to working parents under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or FFCRA.

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