|April 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
A teacher approaches you at the beginning of the school year and tells you that she is pregnant and will be needing time off in early April for the birth of her baby. She plans to return for the last two weeks of the term. Another employee, your football coach, approaches you and states that his father, an Army Sergeant Major, suffered a serious injury while in Iraq and he needs one day off each week for the next eight weeks to assist in his father's planned medical treatment. What are the school's obligations in these situations?
Before most of us even had time to put up our 2009 calendars, huge changes in employment laws were on the way, courtesy of Congress and the new administration.