Workflex in the 21st Century Act

SHRM-Supported House Bill to Expand Paid Leave and Flexibility for All Employees

November 2, 2017
SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., testified before the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on July 24, on the benefits of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act for the U.S. workforce. 

The Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219), introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, is based on concepts developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The bill would provide a first-of-its-kind combination of guaranteed paid leave and increased options for flexible work arrangements.

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Voices of Support
• HR professionals are sharing their support on social media with hashtag #workflexbill

Related Research
National Study of Employers: A comprehensive look at employer practices, policies, programs and benefits that address personal needs of employees.

National Study of the Changing Workforce: A major study of the U.S. workforce that examines employees’ lives both on and off the job.

Media Availability
Government Affairs staff and SHRM members are available for media interviews about the legislation. Contact SHRM Media Affairs to coordinate an interview.

For Members: 
Social Media Campaign Instructions: Social Media Campaign Flier.pdf

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