In August 2009, the Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Leave bill (H.B. 09-1057) took effect, requiring employers to provide employees up to 18 hours of unpaid leave per academic year to participate in their children’s academic activities. This bill contained a sunset provision requiring the law to be renewed to prevent it from expiring. In the 2015 legislative session, an unsuccessful attempt was made to continue this leave. This means the law will sunset on September 1, 2015 and will no longer require employers to provide time off to employees.
Employers may wish to review their handbooks and remove references to this law.