Workflex bill would provide safe harbor from state, local paid leave laws

On November 2, 2017, a group of House Republicans introduced H.R. 4219, which would provide a safe harbor from state and local paid leave laws for employers that voluntarily provide such leave to their employees. The bill, titled Workflex in the 21st Century, was introduced by Representative Mimi Walters (R-California) and is supported by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). To learn more about the bill, Federal Employment Law Insider interviewed Mike Aiken, vice president for government affairs at SHRM.

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