KPLC 7: SHRM-Supported Bill to Expand Paid Leave and Flexibility for All Employees Introduced in House

Posted on November 06, 2017

KPLC 7 in Lake Charles, LA, covered the introduction of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act, a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (R-California) that would expand workplace flexibility and paid leave.

Under the bill, employers could opt to participate by guaranteeing paid leave and a flexible work – or workflex – option, such as a compressed work schedule, telecommuting or job sharing, to all full-time and part-time employees. In exchange, employers would gain predictability by following a federal standard for paid leave and workflex as opposed to complying with a patchwork of state and local paid leave laws.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) applauded the bill's introduction. SHRM member, Nancy McKeague, senior vice president and chief of staff for the MHA, said this about the value of workflex:

“The positives are that employees will feel like they have more control over how they put their workday together. It doesn’t necessarily have to fit in a 9-to-5 day anymore. They have the ability to telecommute, for example. They can work after they put their children to bed. It shows them we trust them to get the work done.”

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