School reopenings may create a costly dilemma for small businesses

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

David Hackett was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how fall's school schedule could affect businesses. “We are recommending that employers proactively reach out to their employees to assess their needs and challenges,” said David. “Potential changes can include changes to work hours or days, reassignment, paid or unpaid leave, child care stipends, and many other creative solutions.” He recommends that employers should be “engaging their employees now” with questionnaires, surveys, and internal meetings to assess their needs and evaluate what options can be implemented. “Employers need to be flexible in coming up with solutions to address their employees’ child-care needs due to the schooling in the new normal while still accomplishing their business needs and goals,” he said.

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