Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

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Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies
Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

More than 20 states have specific laws addressing employee leave requirements. That creates additional burdens for senior living organizations operating in multiple states.  A new House bill targets the problem, according to its supporters.

Specifically, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act would let firms opt out of state and local laws, in favor of a universal paid leave benefit and a flexible time option.

The flex time option could include a compressed work schedule, a biweekly work program, a telecommuting program, a job-sharing program, flexible scheduling or a predictable schedule.

”The measure addresses employers' concern while answering employees' call for flexibility on the job,” said Society for Human Resource Management President and CEO Henry G. Jackson.

The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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