"As our kids grow up and our parents age, being able to adjust work schedules to accommodate personal responsibilities would be a tremendous help. Under this bill, employees could spend more time with their families and in their communities, while working for an employer that understands their needs."
— Mimi Walters
- Studies show that employees want a work environment that balances their personal and professional responsibilities.
- A combination of paid leave benefits and flexible work arrangements can help employees better strike that balance.
- Flexible work schedules can make a workplace more productive, innovative, and satisfying because employees have the ability to tailor their work hours to accommodate their personal needs.
What is Workflex?
- Workflex is a combination of paid leave and flexible work options.
- Employers who adopt a workflex plan would be required to provide:
- Paid leave to all employees, scaled to the size of the employer and an employee's tenure with the employer.
- At least one of six voluntary workflex options, such as telework, job-sharing, and compressed scheduling.
- Employees are not required to adopt a flexible work schedule in order to receive paid leave.
- All employees would receive paid leave even if they don’t adopt a flexible work schedule.
- Care for your aging family member;
- Volunteer in your community; or
- Chaperone your child's field trip.