Many schools aren’t reopening in the fall. Now what?

By Anna North


However, as with other paid-leave provisions in recent legislation, many employers, including those with over 500 employees, are exempt from the requirement, Pronita Gupta, director of the job quality program at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), told Vox earlier this month. And employees have to negotiate leave with their employers, which could make it difficult for them to get the time they’re entitled to, especially if hybrid schooling in the fall necessitates a complex child care schedule.

The paid-leave requirement expires on December 31; CLASP argues it should be extended and expanded to cover workers not currently included, Gupta said.


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