Colorado Employees Now Entitled to Academic Activities Leave


In August 2009, Colorado employers must provide employees up to 18 hours of unpaid leave per academic year to participate in their children's academic activities. On June 1, 2009, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed the Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act ("Parental Involvement Act") into law.1 The new law requires Colorado employers to provide nonsupervisory employees with up to 18 hours of unpaid leave time per academic year to participate in parent-teacher conferences and other school-related meetings.

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