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Survey: Parents stressed, anxious about sending children back to school

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the closures or partial openings of schools across the country require flexibility from employers for working parents, according to HR experts.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) signed into law March 18 required employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay where when an employee cannot work in order to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed due to COVID-19.

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