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Healthcare, workforce flexibility top agenda of new SHRM CEO

By Nick Otto, Employee Benefit Advisor 01/16/18

A big move in 2017 was the SHRM-developed workflex bill, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219), introduced in the House of Representatives in November by Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA).

“I love the title because that’s it. It reflects that we’re in the 21st century and many of the models we manage: people’s work, their schedules, leave — paid or unpaid — it’s just changed and we’re in a very different world,” Taylor said.

Growing up as an employment lawyer, Taylor noted for much of his career, the industry supported passage of the FMLA in the early 90s. ”To be fair, he says, passage of the FMLA was just one step.”

“The first step was to offer it to people who could afford it. It was technically an offering, but practically not for a lot of Americans,” he says. As we develop this legislation, we think it’s now time to move to that next step.”

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