To Pay or Not to Pay?
To have students analyze the positive and negative aspects of paid FMLA.
- Divide the class into an even number of groups, with an optimum maximum number of 10 students in each group. (In smaller classes, groups may be smaller.)
- Give half of the groups an assignment to collaboratively write a paper on the advantages of paid FMLA leave, from the viewpoint of both an employer and an employee. Within the groups, students will determine which members of the group will write about advantages and which members will write about disadvantages.
- Give the other half of the groups an assignment to collaboratively write a paper on the disadvantages of paid FMLA leave.
- After completion of the written assignment, the groups will come together, with an ensuing debate about the issue.
Comments: Students should be encouraged to view different on-line resources in this matter that provide varying viewpoints.
Content contributed by Carol F. Nowicki as a Suggested Work and Family Class Activity