UFCW 5 is providing the following information regarding the State of California Labor Code related to employees requiring time off due to their child’s school closing:
California Labor Code Section 230.8 entitles employees to take up to 40 hours off work each year for their children’s school activities.
Employees may take leave to:
Only 8 of the 40 hours may be used to find, enroll, or re-enroll a child.
A “childcare provider or school emergency” means that an employee’s child is unable to remain in a school or with a childcare provider because:
Qualifying for Leave
To qualify for school activities leave, a person must be a “parent” and:
A “parent” under the law includes a:
Parents are required to give notice to their employer if they intend to take leave.
Employers can ask for proof that the employee took time off for school activity-related purposes.
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