H.3075 – Tax Credit for Employers Who Allow Employees to Attend Their Children’s Educational Events

H.3075 would require state employers to allow their employees eight hours a year to attend their children’s non-sporting educational events. This bill also creates an income tax credit for private-sector employers with at least fifty employees to provide the same benefit for their employees. The credit would equal fifty percent of base pay of the employee for each hour he is absent to attend the educational activity, and could be carried forward for five years.

While encouraging parents to support their children is a worthy goal, workplace policies are individual employer decisions and are certainly not something the rest of the state should be compelled to subsidize.

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