As Spring Break gets closer, you may be considering how to spend the week-long break. Striking a balance between work and play can be difficult, particularly if you are working a full-time job while being a parent. As important as it is for your student to take a break from school, it is equally as important for you to take time as a parent to relax, rejuvenate, and spend some quality time with your children. To help you do this, let us share some tips for taking time off to spend Spring Break with your family.

1. Plan ahead.

Planning any Spring Break trips you wish to take well in advance can help ensure your employer has adequate notice of your time off. Some employers require you to notify them weeks or even months in advance if you are planning on being absent. While each employer is different, in many cases, employers provide between two and four weeks of vacation time per employee per year. Some employers have a system in place where employees accumulate time off based on how long the employee has worked for the company. If you are eligible for paid time off, however, you likely will need to have been employed for a certain amount of time, often times at least 90 days.

2. Consider working from home.

If you are concerned about how taking time off may impact your workflow, consider working part-time from home during the week. That way you can spend the day with your loved ones and work a few hours each night to avoid falling behind. If you would prefer not to work from home during your vacation, we encourage you to get caught up on your work before you leave and help plan your workflow for when you get are back in the office.

3. Take a short trip.

There are many different ways to spend Spring Break that do not require you to leave town for the entire week. Consider taking a short, three or four day trip and then enrolling your children in a weekend camp for the remaining duration of Spring Break. If you prefer to stay close to home, research local community events for some fun or relaxing activities.

Spring Break is a great time to spend well-deserved quality time with loved ones. Do you have questions about anything raised in this article? Do not wait to contact our experienced local legal defense team at any time. We are standing by, ready to help you, twenty-four hours a days.