Tory Summey was quoted in an article on the Society for Human Resource Management's website. Tory provided analysis of how remote schooling will impact paid leave requests under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
"There will remain uncertainty over whether an employer can deny a request for intermittent leave to care for a child" who is learning remotely from home, Tory explained. That uncertainty is the result of a federal ruling this month. Until that ruling is appealed or the U.S. Department of Labor provides additional guidance, employers should consider permitting all employees to take intermittent leave to care for a child whose school or place of care is physically closed, even if the school is still providing remote education.
You can read the full article here. The Society for Human Resource Management has more than 300,000 HR and business executive members in 165 countries.
You can click the following hyperlinks to find Tory's additional guidance on the recent federal ruling and how remote schooling impacts employers.