Employment of parents of schoolchildren and flexibility in employment relationships
Another school year is about to begin. For some families, it is a familiar process – frantically shopping for school supplies once again, driving children to school and doing homework in the evening. For others, it is a first-time experience. A child starting school often requires a reorganisation, both in the personal and professional lives of parents. Reconciliation of work and family life raises questions about what to do when you want to take a family vacation during school holidays or when you are unable to go to work due to falling ill. We will address these and other issues in this article.