Podcast: Enabling Working Parents to Attend to Sick Children and School Activities

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

Interviewed by David Gray, director of the Workforce and Family Program at New America

 

 See also the webcast from New America's recent event, Work Life Balance: Finding the Balance on Paid Leave

Author:

David Gray was a senior fellow at New America.