👍🏻H.R. 4219— the Workflex in the 21st Century Act👍🏻
I strongly recommend the passage of Rep Mimi Waters House bill H.R. 4219— the Workflex in the 21st Century Act — Which would establish a voluntary Workflex option that’ll exempt employers who provide flexible workplace arrangement plans that combine paid leave and flexible work options from certain state and local employee benefit laws. It’d require that such “workflex” plans provide full- and part-time employees with a minimum amount of paid leave ranging between 12-20 days annually depending on the size of the employer and the employee’s tenure. Further, it’d require that paid leave be paired with flexible work options such as telework or flexible scheduling, a complete list of which can be found below.
The plan must also provide employees that meet certain service requirements with at least one of the following flexible work options:
• a biweekly work program,
• a compressed work schedule,
• a telework program,
• a job sharing program,
• flexible scheduling, or
• predictable scheduling.
This bill is a win-win for workers and businesses — it gives all workers whose employers offer “workflex” plans more guaranteed paid leave than any state law plus flexible work arrangements, without imposing a costly mandate on businesses.