Employer Guide to Distance Learning Leaves of Absence

September 10, 2020 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by James W. Ward, J.D.; Employment Law Subject Matter Expert/Legal Writer and Editor, CalChamber

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, many school districts elected to shut down campuses and move to distance learning, with the assumption and hope that it would be temporary. There was a sense that, while it was difficult, we could figure out how to manage with distance learning to the end of the school year, and then prepare for the return of normalcy in the fall. But, as the new school year begins, most schools remain shuttered due to resurgent pandemic numbers. It’s unclear how long students will be learning from home, but it will likely be several weeks, if not months, for some counties, based on state requirements.

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