Congress must pass new legislation to support women-owned businesses: NAWBO
By Kathy Warnick, Columbus Business First 04/25/18
NAWBO is calling on Congress to swiftly pass H.R. 4219, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act authored by Mimi Walters, R-California. This bill would amend the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act to create a qualified flexible work arrangement plan as an employee welfare benefit. By voluntarily choosing to provide employees a federal standard of paid time off and options for flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting or compressed work schedules, these businesses would no longer be required to follow state and local paid leave requirements.
These specific policies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the best policies for women business owners. In the end, we hope our efforts lead to a comprehensive bipartisan piece of legislation that will advance the women business owner landscape for the next 30 years.
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