The children who unexpectedly guest-starred on so many pandemic videoconferences are apt to play a much smaller role in the post-Covid work-from-home world.
With hybrid schedules and remote work expected to continue even after the pandemic ends, U.S. companies are moving from Covid stopgaps to setting parameters for employees seeking flexibility. Chief among them, according to labor lawyers, are rules ensuring that someone else will take care of the kids during the workday.
“There could be a little bit of a rude awakening,” said David Baffa, a lawyer at Seyfarth Shaw who has crafted flexible-work agreements for companies for more than a dozen years. “Employers are saying, ‘Yes,
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