Today’s economy has hit many people hard, especially those who have lost their jobs due to no fault of their own. Of course, those employees who have retained their jobs are understandably worried about losing their jobs given the continued Great Recession.
Yet, life goes on and the ‘family responsibilities’ of those fortunate enough to still be employed cannot be put on hold just because of economic hard times. Families with newborn children or children who stay home from school because of medical ailments need parental attention. Also, employees may have infirm and/or elderly parents who also need care, supervision and attention that requires employees to take time off from work.