-Relies upon the definition of "employer" contained in the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, which limits the requirements to employers that employ at least 50 employees for each working day during each of the 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year (Sec. 2).
-Defines "academic activity" as meetings or conferences regarding the employee's child, including parent-teacher conferences and meetings related to special education, intervention, dropout prevention, attendance, truancy, or disciplinary issues (Sec. 2).
-Authorizes employers to require employees to take the leave for no more than three hours at a time and provide written verification of the school event that necessitated the leave one week in advance, if possible. In the case of an emergency, the employee shall provide the employer with a notice of the leave as soon as possible (Sec. 2).
-Requires employees to make a reasonable attempt to schedule academic activities outside of regular work hours, and requires schools and school districts to accommodate the schedules of employees with children enrolled in the school or school district to the best of their abilities (Sec. 2).
-Limits mandatory unpaid leave to no more than six hours per month (Sec. 2).
-Extends a portion of the unpaid leave opportunities to part-time employees depending on the percentage of a full-time schedule that the employee works (Sec. 2).
-Authorizes employees and employers to substitute paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, or other paid leave for the unpaid leave required by the provisions of this Act (Sec. 2).
-Repeals the provisions of this Act on September 1, 2015 (Sec. 2).