Any employee who is a parent, guardian, or a person standing in place of a parent of a school-age child may take 4 hours of unpaid time off per year to attend activities at the child's school. “School” means any public, private, or religious school that provides grade school instruction; preschool; or child daycare facility. The leave must be at a time mutually agreed upon between the employer and employee.
Employers may require employees to request the time off in writing 48 hours in advance and may also require employees to provide written verification from the child's school that the employee did, in fact, attend school activities during the time off.
Employers may not discharge, demote, or otherwise take an adverse employment action against an employee who requests or takes leave for covered school visits. Employers are not required to provide paid leave for such visits (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 95-28.3).