This type of bill addresses the needs of working families to take short-term leave for school activities, such as a parent/teacher conference. Proposals include leave allotments of between 4 and 40 hours annually. Under these bills, employers are generally required to pay employees or allow an employee to use some paid time off when they take time off for these purposes.

National Partnership for Women & Families (2005). Where families matter: State progress toward valuing America’s families. A summary of 2005 initiatives. Washington, D.C.: National Partnership for Women Families.