This is the last in a series of podcasts this summer on California's laws for extended time off, with a special focus on the state's paid family leave program that enables new parents to take time off from work to bond with their babies.
In this podcast, New America's David Gray talks with Netsy Firestein, founder and director of the Labor Project for Working Families. Firestein reflects on the six-year-old California leave policy, as well as on San Francisco's paid leave for sick days (which, among other employees, ensures that child care staff members can avoid having to come into work while sick) and another California law that enables parents to take up to 40 hours of unpaid time off to attend school activities.
Early Ed Watch podcast – August 20, 2010
Enabling Parents to Attend to Sick Children and School Activities
With our guest Netsy Firestein, founder and director of the Labor Project for Working Families
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