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Bill Expanding Parental Rights Jumps Hurdle At Colorado Capitol

DENVER (CBS4) – Democratic state lawmakers want to expand the reasons parents can get to leave work and attend events at their children’s school. A proposal at the Capitol could help guarantee family members won’t be penalized for attending certain activities for their children.

A law passed five years ago — and set to expire in September — requires employers to allow parents to take up to 18 hours of unpaid leave a year for certain school events. The new bill expands what those events are.

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