It’s that time of year when students around the country head back to school. In addition to watching their office supplies fly out of their store rooms, employers will see an increase in employee requests for time off work to deal with a variety of their kids’ school-related activities.

In evaluating parental requests for time off, employers need to be mindful that at least ten states and the District of Columbia provide some legal protection to workers who seek leave to attend to their children’s school-related activities.

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