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    Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section, "employee" does not include the
requirement of section 181.940, subdivision 2, clause (1).
    Subd. 1a. Foster child. For the purpose of this section, "child" includes a foster child.
    Subd. 2. Leave of 16 hours. An employer must grant an employee leave of up to a total of 16
hours during any 12-month period to attend school conferences or school-related activities related
to the employee's child, provided the conferences or school-related activities cannot be scheduled
during nonwork hours. If the employee's child receives child care services as defined in section
119B.011, subdivision 7, or attends a prekindergarten regular or special education program, the
employee may use the leave time provided in this section to attend a conference or activity
related to the employee's child, or to observe and monitor the services or program, provided the
conference, activity, or observation cannot be scheduled during nonwork hours. When the leave
cannot be scheduled during nonwork hours and the need for the leave is foreseeable, the employee
must provide reasonable prior notice of the leave and make a reasonable effort to schedule the
leave so as not to disrupt unduly the operations of the employer.
    Subd. 3. No pay required; substitute of paid leave. Nothing in this section requires that the
leave be paid; except that an employee may substitute any accrued paid vacation leave or other
appropriate paid leave for any part of the leave under this section.
History: 1990 c 577 s 3; 1992 c 438 s 2; 1996 c 341 s 1; 1996 c 408 art 11 s 4; 1999 c
205 art 5 s 21; 2002 c 380 art 5 s 1

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