Bill To Expand Paid Leave And Workplace Flexibility Introduced Into Congress Featured

  03 November 2017

U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.) along with co-sponsors U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) have introduced the “Workflex in the 21st Century Act.”

 Pursuant to the proposed legislation, employers would voluntarily offer full- and part-time employees with a guaranteed minimum level of paid leave. The amount would depend on an employee’s tenure and the employer’s size. Participating employers would also offer to all employees at least one type of workflex option such as a compressed work schedule, telecommuting or job-sharing. In exchange, employers would gain predictability by following a federal standard for required paid leave, as opposed to following a myriad of state and local paid leave laws. The proposed law would amend the “Employee Retirement Income Security Act” (ERISA). Read more here.