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Employers Weigh How to Manage Working Parents Absent Because of COVID-19

October 7, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Incredibly, COVID-19 has now affected a third school year. Working parents were previously able to rely on the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to take leave in the event of school closures and/or remote learning because of COVID-19-related circumstances. As of now, no such leave entitlement exists for the 2021-2022 school year. Employers must be prepared to address the ongoing challenges faced by working parents.

Other Paid or Unpaid Leave Options

Unfortunately, the last several weeks suggest schools may invoke closures or remote learning yet again to combat the most recent COVID-19 surge, particularly as the delta variant appears to affect children more readily. Plus, kids under the age of 12 remain without vaccination options.

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